Cadillac wins after late-race GTP pile-up

Motion Specific Racing received the 71st 12 Hours of Sebring for Cadillac, after a past due race, multi-car crash took out the 3 main automobiles within the new GTP magnificence within the remaining mins.

With the exception of a pitlane dashing penalty, the #10 Acura of Ricky Taylor, Filipe Albuquerque and Luis Dellatrazz had a relaxed race till a chain of past due restarts noticed them sq. off with the #6 Porsche of Mathieu Geminet, Nick Tandy and Dan Cameron. were given embroiled in a battle. ,

Albuquerque and Jaminet have been fighting for the win at the hours of darkness after they got here throughout GTD visitors within the ultimate mins, they usually took each and every different out – with the second one Penske Porsche of Felipe Nasr having a crash and disposing of the highest 3 automobiles. In an instant.

This left the door open for the #31 AXR Cadillac of Pipo Derani, Alexander Sims and Jack Aitken to scouse borrow the win, with Derani taking his fourth total win at Sebring.


In a race that fluctuated in fortunes, the lead had ebbed and flowed within the early levels between Motion Specific Racing and Chip Ganassi Racing’s Cadillac and WTR’s Acura with Andretti Autosport – all with some type of drama.

The #31 AXR vehicle needed to jump again from an early collision with an LMP3 vehicle, requiring a number of pitstops to fix the nostril segment and left facet replicate. The #01 CGR access suffered a spin two, which gave the merit to the WTR Acura.

Taylor gained a drive-through penalty for dashing within the pitlane with simply over 4 hours to head, which intended that every one 3 quickest automobiles have been despatched to the tail of the sphere sooner or later.

With 3 hours left, Sébastien Bourdais took the lead along with his CGR Cadillac on hearth. Every other chief, the Rolex 24 Hours-winning Meier Schank Racing Acura, was once within the combine in the previous few hours, a left-rear wheelie till Tom Blomqvist aboard.

With 75 mins to head, the most important problem for the WTR abruptly changed into the pair of Porsche 963s of Nasr and Jaminet, the latter passing Aitken’s AXR Caddy, which was once struggling fueling issues, quickly once more After beginning with, for the 3rd.

The #7 Porsche loved the cleanest race of the entire GTP automobiles, till it incurred a past due penalty for the works group at the vehicle outdoor the pit field, whilst the #6 vehicle spun off after colliding with a GTD vehicle, Because of which she broke down. Steam crammed the cockpit with an LMP3 vehicle below yellow and every other ordinary downside at that.

With lower than an hour to head, Zamnett handed Nasr for 2nd after which attacked Albuquerque for the lead. Jaminet handed him with a wild transfer that noticed him rub wheels, just for Albuquerque to dance and move off the monitor a couple of corners to reclaim most sensible spot.

Aitken stayed out to take the lead with 32 mins to head, forward of Zamnett – who drove Albuquerque out of the pits. Jaminet repeated his transfer from previous, this time to take the lead from Aitken, whilst Albuquerque shocked Aitken. Albuquerque, Nasr and Aitken ran three-wide for Flip 1, with Albuquerque making his approach into 2nd.

Zamnett moved forward by way of 1.2 seconds, however because the leaders hit a knot of visitors, the not on time Zamnett and Albuquerque collided, slamming the interior of the WTR vehicle into the barrier and going off the monitor, out of keep watch over, inside of Flip 3. , hitting Jaminet who was once concurrently hitting a GTD vehicle. Nasr then spun and slammed into Albuquerque and Zamnett, flying over his teammate. The entire drivers escaped unharmed.

Aitken clawed his approach in the course of the chaos, transferring forward of the #25 BMW of Nick Yellowoli, Sheldon van der Linde and Connor De Filippi – the one different GTP vehicle nonetheless working.

The race restarted with 4 mins to head, Aitken sprinting house forward of Yellowley.

#8 Tower Motorsports ORECA LMP2 07: John Furano, Scott McLaughlin, Kyffin Simpson

Picture by way of: Jake Galstad / Motorsport Photographs


Ben Keating (PR1/Mathiasen ORECA) starred within the early levels, however his #52 vehicle fell again because the #04 CrowdStrike by way of APR access moved to the entrance.

After lacking out on a Rolex 24 win within the ultimate yards, issues seemed grim for the APR vehicle when George Kurtz brought about the second one yellow of the race with a spin, and Ben Hanley suffered every other scare, when he made a couple of laps at Sundown Bend. hours later.

Certainly one of its major competitors, the #8 Tower Motorsports vehicle of Scott McLaughlin, John Farano and Kyffin Simpson, was once hit when the latter shunted on the go out of Flip 1. Hunt for the win.

IndyCar celebrity McLaughlin smashed his solution to the entrance at the ultimate restart, beating Jensen by way of simply 0.834s, the #18 Technology Motorsport vehicle of Christian Rasmussen, Ryan Dalziel and Dwight Merriman, introduced house by way of the #52 Paul-Loup Chatin, whilst the #04 APR vehicle dropped to 5th for but extra late-race unhappiness.


The category began with a bang when Lance Wilsey spun his #33 Sean Creech Motorsport Ligier at Flip 1 and was once have shyed away from by way of 28 GTD automobiles as he was once stranded in the midst of the monitor. Glenn Van Barlow (#36 Andretti Autosport) led the category at first, prior to Dan Goldberg’s #85 JDC-Miller Motorsports vehicle got here in.

The #30 JR III Ligier of Dakota Dickerson, Arie Ballo and Garrett Grist took command of the category, forward of the #74 Riley vehicle of Gar Robinson, Felipe Fraga and Josh Burden. However the #30 was once taken out agonizingly by way of a wheel, which flew 75 mins previous the P2 vehicle of Pietro Fittipaldi.

This allowed the #74 vehicle a unfastened go to victory, and it received by way of one lap.

#9 Pfaff Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 R: Claus Bachler, Patrick Pilet, Laurens Vanthoor

Picture by way of: Michael L. Levitt / Motorsport Photographs

GTD / GTD Professional

After the chaos of Flip 1, the place the pack discovered Willacy’s vehicle stranded in the midst of the circuit at the racing line, GTD Professional resumed as a duel between the #3 Corvette Racing C8.R of Antonio Garcia, Jordan Taylor and Tommy Milner. Began it. and the #79 WeatherTech Racing Mercedes AMG-GT3 of Daniel Juncadella, Jules Gonon and Maro Engel.

However with most effective 4 hours last, the Corvette suffered a left-rear damper downside that pressured it out of the lead and pitted it on lap one.

This opened the door for the Pfaff Motorsports Porsche group, whose 911 GT3 R was once ousted in qualifying by way of Sebring beginner Klaus Bachler. After spending the entire evening, and having a close to pass over with a spinning LMP3 vehicle that almost ended his race on the first nook, Bacheler and Laurens Vanthoor and Patrick Pilet stormed the sphere to get in entrance of the Mercedes. created a ruckus

The #14 Vasser Sullivan Lexus RC F GT3 was once at all times within the combine, and due to a chain of past due warnings, Garcia was once abruptly again in competition to guide his lap – till he was once killed in a chaotic GTP crash close to the end. no longer taken out.

Pilet pulled away within the remaining levels, 2.7s in the back of the Lexus of Jack Hawksworth in Merc and forward of Jancadella.

The non-Professional GTD magnificence was once received by way of the number one Paul Miller Racing BMW of Brian Dealers, Madison Snow and Corey Lewis, adopted by way of the #96 Turner Motorsports vehicle of Patrick Gallagher, Robbie Foley and Michael Dineen.

Race Effects:

Submit. No. the drivers vehicle engine lap Time
1 31 Pipo Derani
Alexander Sims
jack aitken
cadillac 322 12:00’53.382
2 25 C D Philippi
Nick Yellowley
s van der linde
bmw 322 12:00’56.322
3 8 John Farano
Scott McLaughlin
caffeine simpson
Oreca/Gibson 318 12:01’04.233
4 11 steven thomas
mikel jensen
Scott Huffaker
Oreca/Gibson 318 12:01’05.067
5 18 Dwight Merriman
Ryan Dalziel
Oreca/Gibson 318 12:01’07.555
6 52 Ben Keating
Paul-Loup Chatin
alex quinn
Oreca/Gibson 318 12:01’10.982
7 04 george kurtz
ben hanley
nolan seagal
Oreca/Gibson 318 12:01’19.724
8 20 Denise Anderson
ed jones
anders fjordback
Oreca/Gibson 317 12:01’13.412
9 6 nick tandy
Mathieu Jaminet
Dane Cameron
Porsche 315 11:40’32.254
10 10 Ricky Taylor
F Albuquerque
louis deletraz
acura 315 11:40’32.827
11 7 Matt Campbell
Felipe Nasr
Porsche 315 11:40’33.304
12 74 Gar Robinson
Felipe Fraga
josh burden
Ligier/Nissan 309 12:01’26.055
13 13 Ore Fidani
Matthew Bell
lars kern
Duqueen/Nissan 308 12:01’27.656
14 85 T. Bechtolsheimer
t van der helm
Daniel Goldberg
Duqueen/Nissan 308 12:01’29.096
15 17 Anthony Mantella
Wayne Boyd
nico varone
Duqueen/Nissan 307 12:01’29.921
16 4 seth lucas
Tony’s Casemates
trenton step
Ligier/Nissan 306 12:02’23.809
17 9 Klaus Bachler
patrick pilot
Lawrence Vanthoor
Porsche 303 12:01’46.119
18 14 jack hawksworth
ben barnicott
Kyle Kirkwood
Lexus 303 12:01’48.825
19 79 D. Juncadella
Jules Gounon
maro engle
Mercedes 303 12:01’50.447
20 63 frank pereira
Jordan Pepper
Romain Grosjean
Lamborghini 303 12:01’52.589
21 3 Antonio Garcia
Jordan Taylor
tommy milner
Chevrolet 303 12:01’55.768
22 62 Daniel Serra
David Rigon
Ferrari 303 12:01’57.826
23 95 invoice auberlen
Chandler Hull
john edwards
bmw 302 12:02’27.555
24 60 Tom Blomquist
colin braun
H. Castroneves
acura 301 12:00’57.581
25 1 Brian Dealers
madison snow
corey lewis
bmw 301 12:01’48.387
26 96 P. Gallagher
Robbie Foley
Michael Dinen
bmw 301 12:01’49.919
27 92 David Brule Sr.
alec udell
Julian Andlauer
Porsche 301 12:01’50.217
28 70 Brendan Iribe
F Schondorf
ollie milroy
McLaren 301 12:01’50.849
29 12 F Montecalvo
Aaron Telitz
Parker Thompson
Lexus 301 12:01’51.485
30 16 Ryan Hardwick
Jan Helen
Z. Robichon
Porsche 301 12:01’54.341
31 91 alan metheny
okay van berlo
Jackson Evans
Porsche 301 12:01’54.801
32 77 a.brynjolfsson
Trent Hindman
maxwell root
Porsche 301 12:01’57.393
33 44 john potter
Andy Lally
spencer pumpelli
Aston Martin 301 12:02’01.383
34 32 mike skein
Michael Grenier
Canton Trainer
Mercedes 301 12:02’02.164
35 83 Rachel Frey
sarah bowie
Michelle Gatting
Lamborghini 300 12:02’03.115
36 66 Sheena Sadhu
katherine legg
mark miller
acura 298 12:02’02.692
37 23 Ross Gunn
Alex Riberas
David Pittard
Aston Martin 297 12:01’57.098
38 21 simon mann
miguel molina
F Castellacchi
Ferrari 294 12:01’55.449
39 38 chris allen
Robert Mau
Tristan Nunez
Ligier/Nissan 293 12:01’34.981
40 47 Roberto Lacorte
g sernagiotto
Antonio Fuoco
Ferrari 290 12:01’56.169
41 51 Eric Lux
D. Difrancesco
P. Fittipaldi
Oreca/Gibson 289 10:43’57.310
42 27 roman de angeles
Marco Sorenson
Ian James
Aston Martin 287 11:28’00.311
43 80 pj hyatt
Seb Proulx
gunnar genet
Porsche 285 12:02’31.197
44 33 Lance Wilsey
joao barbosa
nico pino
Ligier/Nissan 283 12:01’30.934
45 30 Ari Balog
Garrett Grist
dakota dickerson
Ligier/Nissan 282 10:49’16.803
46 78 Misha Gokhberg
loris spinelli
benza heights
Lamborghini 279 11:04’16.315
47 01 S.Bourdais
R van der Zande
Scott Dixon
cadillac 241 8:51’13.123
48 36 Jarrett Andretti
Gabby Chaves
glenn van berlo
Ligier/Nissan 230 8:51’41.792
49 57 Russell Ward
Philip Ellis
indy dontje
Mercedes 198 7:50’23.316
50 93 ashton harrison
danny formal
Kyle Marcelli
acura 186 7:23’07.817
51 24 Philip Eng
Augusto Farfus
Marco Wittmann
bmw 172 6:09’46.607
52 35 Francois Herrieau
g van der garde
josh pearson
Oreca/Gibson 132 4:50’07.155
53 023 onofrio triari
Charles Scardina
alessio rovera
Ferrari 95 4:47’48.246