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Sebring Qualifying & Race

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  1. jknight

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    What an upset for sure...Scott Dixon needs to get out Indy Car and get into endurance racing! I think had Klein not spun, we may have seen him atop the charts. I think the stage has been set for a most interesting race and will it be Acura or Audi #2 first into turn 1??

    I suspected that the Farnbacher Porsche would take pole. So it's a GT2 Porsche front row and a Ferrari second row.

    Come race time, everyone needs to remember that they have 11 hours and 59 seconds ahead when they take off and even though it will probably be a 12 hour sprint...you have to cross the line to be in the points.

    Carol
     
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  3. GTE

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    The top 5 in LMP1 within three tenths of a second. This is gonna be good!

    GT2 promisses to gives us another epic Ferrari/Porsche battle.
     
  4. GuyIncognito

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    good for Dixon and deFerran. definitely an upset there!

    couple of Porsches in the way in GT2 :)
     
  5. jknight

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    Watching the ALMS preview on Speed right now. They interviewed Dave about the situation with Jaime. He said he's in NYC, arriving in MCO at midnight so they will go pick him up. When Dave said they had two options, I told John he needs to go for #2 - Wahoo....it was #2. So they will start from the back of the grid but it won't be long until they start climbing. The drama begins .......

    Carol

    GO RISI #62
     
  6. yzee

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    I thought I would be at night practice. Not. Orlando airport a nightmare. All the rental car cos overbooked. Monorail down for a while. 3 hrs to get out. But the historic Kenilworth Inn/Sebring is cool. Feels like you stepped into the 50's. Old racing posters and pics everywhere. Oh well. Be there sun-up.
     
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  8. RP

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    Pos Cl Drivers Car Time
    1. LMP1 De Ferran/Pagenaud/Dixon Acura ARX-02a 1:45.278
    2. LMP1 Capello/Kristensen/McNish Audi R15 TDI 1:45.360
    3. LMP1 Minassian/Lamy/Klien Peugeot 908 HDi FAP 1:45.462
    4. LMP1 Luhr/Rockenfeller/Werner Audi R15 TDI 1:45.551
    5. LMP1 Montagny/Sarrazin/Bourdais Peugeot 908 HDi FAP 1:45.559
    6. LMP1 Brabham/Sharp/Franchitti Acura ARX-02a 1:46.504
    7. LMP2 Fernandez/Diaz Acura ARX-01B 1:49.686
    8. LMP2 Dyson/Smith/Lally Lola B09 86 Mazda 1:51.534
    9. LMP1 McMurry/Willman/Burgess Lola B06/10 AER 1:51.598
    10. LMP2 Leitzinger/Franchitti/Devlin Lola B09 86 Mazda 1:51.840
    11. GT1 Gavin/Beretta/Fassler Corvette C6.R 1:57.882
    12. GT1 O'Connell/Magnussen/Garcia Corvette C6.R 1:58.203
    13. GT2 Henzler/Werner/Lietz Porsche 911 GT3 RSR 2:03.051
    14. GT2 Bergmeister/Long/Lieb Porsche 911 GT3 RSR 2:03.433
    15. GT2 Companc/Russo/Bruni Ferrari 430 GT 2:03.487
    16. GT2 Melo/Kaffer/Salo Ferrari 430 GT 2:03.829
    17. GT2 Robertson/Robertson/Murry Doran Ford GT MK 7 2:04.333
    18. GT2 Farnbacher/James Panoz Esperante GTLM 2:04.437
    19. GT2 Hand/Auberlen BMW E92 M3 2:04.566
    20. GT2 Feinberg/Hall/Holt Dodge Viper 2:05.619
    21. GT2 Drayson/Cocker/Bell Aston Martin 2:05.692
    22. GT2 Pastorelli/Stuck/Stuck Porsche 911 GT3 RSR 2:05.805
    23. GT2 Gigliotti/Curran/Molo Chevrolet Riley 2:06.678
    24. GT2 Krohn/Jonsson/van de Poele Ferrari 430 GT 2:08.386
    25. GT2 Law/Neiman/van Overbeek Porsche 911 GT3 RSR 2:10.912
    26. GT2 Westbrook/Basseng/Arnold Porsche 911 GT3 RSR No time
    27. LMP1 Field/Field/Ducote Lola B06/10 AER No time
    28. GT2 Muller/Milner BMW E92 M3 No time
     
  9. RP

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    Please PM your cell phone. Thanks
     
  10. Modeler

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    Thanks for the update on JM.

    Go #62 indeed!

    Interesting bit Mike put together on the wings that aren't wings in the R15 front diffuser and nose vent. See it on Mulsanne's Corner.
     
  11. jk0001

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    After a thrilling qualifying session which saw Acura take pole position for Saturday’s race it was time for the nightly practice session. One hour before the session got underway it started to rain heavily for 30 minutes, which meant the track was still wet when the session got underway.

    With the sun setting most of the photographers were waiting at Turn 1 for the cars to get out of the pit and into action. After a couple of minutes they started coming and several drivers immediately found out that the circuit’s surface had become very slippery.

    The sun set rapidly and soon after the session had gotten underway the cars were running in full darkness, with only floodlights and the car’s headlights showing the track layout.During the 1 hour and 45 minute long session several teams did longer stints, whilst others only did a handful of laps.

    After completing 42 laps the #08 Peugeot 908 HDI FAP was the quickest car in 1:45.920. Only 0.073s behind it was the #2 Audi R15 TDI, though this car had only done 16 laps. The other Peugeot 908 took third place in the night session, more than two seconds behind the two fastest cars.

    Dyson Racing’s #16 Lola Mazda was the fastest in LMP2 tonight, taking fifth overall. Its fastest time was over 13 seconds slower than the time set by the #08 car though. Fernandez Racing set the second fastest time in LMP2, seventeenth overall and the #20 Lola Mazda did not get any further than 21st overall and 25 seconds behind the Peugeot.

    Corvette #3 even beat the #9 Patrón Highcroft Racing Acura ARX-02a and ended the session in eighth overall. The second GT1 Corvette was 20th overall, 14 seconds behind its sister car

    And finally LM GT2. Once more the Advanced Engineering Pecom Racing Team Ferrari F430 et the fastest time in a practice session. Risi Competizione #62 was seven tenths of a second slower with the #45 Lizards Porsche taking third.
     
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  13. jk0001

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    You have to love the placement of the shower heads in the Kenilworth Inn. Check out the Presidential Suite if you get a chance. Best Food is the "Watering Hole" or "Annies 98" IMO :D I'll be at the track around noon.
     
  14. yzee

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    Done
     
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    What happened with the Stucks/Pastorelli Porsche ? Wish I was there.
     
  17. Modeler

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    #14 Modeler, Mar 21, 2009
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    Apart from repeating that they packed up and left I can't say any more without repeating other peoples' laying of blame at various folks feet.
    Sorry, Isobel, but I'm just not clear enough about it.

    Gawd I hate nascar. Why have it take over every feed and system?
    All I can get is the in car feed.
     
  18. RP

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    This has gone back to NASCAR racing, on ESPN. A friend with satellite is still watching Sebring on SpeedTV. Anyone here with a lick to SpeedTV??
     
  19. Manuel Taboada

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    Great Ferrari 1-2.
    Great Ferrari f430 gt
     
  20. Modeler

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    Bad race for Porsche.
     
  21. Isobel

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    Seabass was in form with the 908, fastest lap ever.
     
  22. tomkatf

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    Great Going to all teams! Forza Ferrari!

    Best,
    Tom
     
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  25. RP

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    Pos Cl Drivers Car Time
    OVERALL/CLASS WINNER: 1. LMP1 Capello/Kristensen/McNish Audi R15 TDI 12h00m38.638s

    2. LMP1 Montagny/Sarrazin/Bourdais Peugeot 908 HDi FAP + 22.279s
    3. LMP1 Luhr/Rockenfeller/Werner Audi R15 TDI + 2 laps

    CLASS WINNER: 4. LMP2 Fernandez/Diaz Acura ARX-01B + 23 laps

    5. LMP1 Minassian/Lamy/Klien Peugeot 908 HDi FAP + 27 laps

    CLASS WINNER: 6. GT1 O'Connell/Magnussen/Garcia Corvette C6.R + 34 laps

    7. GT1 Gavin/Beretta/Fassler Corvette C6.R + 35 laps

    CLASS WINNER 8. GT2 Melo/Kaffer/Salo Ferrari 430 GT + 51 laps

    9. GT2 Companc/Russo/Bruni Ferrari 430 GT + 53 laps
    10. GT2 Farnbacher/James Panoz Esperante + 54 laps
    11. GT2 Bergmeister/Long/Lieb Porsche 911 GT3 + 57 laps
    12. GT2 Law/Neiman/van Overbeek Porsche 911 GT3 + 57 laps
    13. GT2 Krohn/Jonsson/van de Poele Ferrari 430 GT + 58 laps
    14. GT2 Robertson/Robertson/Murry Doran Ford GT MK 7 + 80 laps
    15. LMP1 Brabham/Sharp/Franchitti Acura ARX-02a + 81 laps
    16. GT2 Henzler/Werner/Lietz Porsche 911 GT3 + 109 laps
    17. GT2 Feinberg/Hall/Holt Dodge Viper + 132 laps
    18. LMP1 De Ferran/Pagenaud/Dixon Acura ARX-02a + 137 laps
    19. GT2 Drayson/Cocker/Bell Aston Martin + 179 laps
    20. LMP1 McMurry/Willman/Burgess Lola B06/10 AER + 232 laps
    21. LMP2 Leitzinger/Franchitti/Devlin Lola B09 86 Mazda + 234 laps
    22. GT2 Muller/Milner BMW E92 M3 + 243 laps
    23. LMP2 Dyson/Smith/Lally Lola B09 86 Mazda + 256 laps
    24. GT2 Gigliotti/Curran/Molo Chevrolet Riley + 294 laps
    25. LMP1 Field/Field/Ducote Lola B06/10 AER + 306 laps
    26. GT2 Hand/Auberlen BMW E92 M3 + 356 laps
     
  26. DeSoto

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    What happened to the Acura and the Porsches? They started on pole but finished badly.
     
  27. ProCoach

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    Both Acuras had troubles, gearbox and on-track incidents.

    Flying Lizard Porsches had incidents, most notably Jorg's ill advised wheel banging with David Murry at the Hairpin in the opening laps. Crazy, not necessary. Marc Leib spun into the wall while attempting a pas for class position near the end.

    First rule in endurance racing. Take care of the car.

    Second rule in endurance racing. Take care of the car.

    You get the idea. :D
     
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