First half of SuperSebring Doubleheader Runs March 20;
Followed on Saturday by the 68th Mobil Twelve Hours of Sebring Presented by Advance Auto Parts
The preliminary entry list for the 1000 Miles of Sebring has been released. Round 6 of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) takes place on Friday, March 20, the day before the 68th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Presented by Advance Auto Parts.
The top tier LMP1 category has a total of five entries including the No. 8 Toyota TS050 Hybrid which triumphed at last year’s SuperSebring. Also racing under the 24 Hours of Le Mans winning Toyota Gazoo Racing umbrella in Sebring will be the No. 7 Toyota, as well as two private entries from Team LNT Ginetta plus the No. 1 Rebellion entry.
With only ten points separating the top four LMP2 teams - Jackie Chan DC Racing; United Autosports; Racing Team Nederland and JOTA – the scene is set for another enthralling battle at the famous Sebring circuit that originated from a WWII combat crew training base known as Hendricks Field.
There are no driver changes in LMGTE Pro for Sebring but the regulars will face extra competition as Chevrolet joins Aston Martin, Ferrari and Porsche in the battle for GTE supremacy. Porsche GT Team took a win last time out at Sebring but it’s Aston Martin Racing who tops the overall standings with a slender nine-point lead over the German marque.
Meanwhile, in LMGTE Am there will be 11 teams gunning for victory including last year’s winners Dempsey-Proton Racing who will field two cars. The No. 77 and 88 Porsche 911 RSR entries have close ties to the USA due to its founder, Patrick Dempsey. Team Project 1 will be another popular choice with the home fans as America’s Ben Keating will drive the No. 57 Porsche 911 RSR alongside team-mates Felipe Fraga and Jeroen Bleekemolen.
With the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship’s Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring to follow the very next day, fans will have a unique opportunity to see the “SuperSebring” doubleheader.
Gates open on Wednesday, March 18, and remain open 24 hours a day through Saturday’s finale. The WEC 1000 Miles of Sebring starts at noon Friday. The Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring starts at 10:40 a.m. on Saturday. The weekend also includes two races on Thursday: The Alan Jay 120 Michelin Pilot Challenge and the IMSA Prototype Challenge.
Sebring Supertickets are available at the advance purchase discount until Feb. 17. After that date, gate prices will apply. Tickets can be ordered online at sebringraceway.com or by calling 800.626.7223.