Sebring: Pierre Ehret preview

Pierre Ehret starts with Porsche for 12 Hours of Sebring On 16th march the 55th 12 Hours of Sebring will take place. The Californian Pierre Ehret will be present too with the Team of Farnbacher Loles. Ehret already took part in the 24 Hour...

Pierre Ehret starts with Porsche for 12 Hours of Sebring

On 16th march the 55th 12 Hours of Sebring will take place. The Californian Pierre Ehret will be present too with the Team of Farnbacher Loles.

Ehret already took part in the 24 Hour Race at Daytona this year for the team Farnbacher-Loles - where he dropped out in the 22nd hour of the race being in the lead in the GT category due to a blown engine. He is going to head for the 55th 12 Hours of Sebring (Florida /USA) on 14th to 17th March. "Here the Dane Lars-Erik Nielsen and the current Porsche Carrera Cup champion Dirk Werner will be my teammates", explains Ehret.

Last year Ehret and Farnbacher Loles had to end the race shortly after midnight. Of course this time one aims for a better result: "This was really bad luck. Last year we already had problems in qualifying which went on in the race too. Sometimes it simply does not work out - that's the way it goes!"

About his chances Ehret does not into detail: "If everything goes off without a hitch, podium will be possible. But competition is really high at Sebring. We are optimistic and well-prepared for the race. Let's see what it brings!"

The 12 Hours of Sebring are the opening round of the American le Mans Series too and therefore will attract thousands of fans around the circuit.

After qualifying on thursday the race will be started on saturday at 16.00 o'clock (MEZ).

-credit: fl

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Series ALMS
Drivers Pierre Ehret , Lars-Erik Nielsen , Dirk Werner