Sebring: Series on manufacturers involvement

SEBRING RACE FEATURES MORE MARQUES THAN ANY OTHER MAJOR SERIES IN THE WORLD The American Le Mans Series boasts more auto manufacturers involved in its series than any other in the world. Aligned for its annual inaugural race of the year, the...

SEBRING RACE FEATURES MORE MARQUES THAN ANY OTHER MAJOR SERIES IN THE WORLD

The American Le Mans Series boasts more auto manufacturers involved in its series than any other in the world. Aligned for its annual inaugural race of the year, the Mobil Twelve Hours of Sebring, are 10 manufacturers that will see action in this year's endurance classic.

Auto manufacturers pictured are: front row (l to r): Aston Martin (Drayson-Barwell Motorsport), Mazda (B-K Motorsports), Audi (Audi Sport North American), Porsche (Penske Racing), Acura (Lowe's Fernandez Racing) and Corvette (Corvette Racing). Back row (l to r) Dodge (Primetime Race Group), Panoz (Panoz Team PTG), Ferrari (Risi Competizione), Porsche (Flying Lizard Motorsports) and Ford (Robertson Racing).

There are 34 teams on the opening grid for the 56th running of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida, March 15 at Sebring International Raceway.

Porsche builds both a prototype and grand touring race car and, consequently, is entered in two classes - LMP2 and GT2. Aston Martin and Corvette have cars in both the GT1 and GT2 classes. In addition, French-made Peugeot has entered a diesel race car at Sebring. BMW also recently announced a full-season factory effort under the tutelage of Rahal Letterman Racing which begins in 2009.

The American Le Mans Series is the only major motorsports series in the world in which all race cars use one of three type of alternative fuels - diesel, E10 or E85. It was recently recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as the only racing series to meet all the government agencies' criteria for Green Racing.

-credit: alms

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Teams Team Penske , Corvette Racing , Flying Lizard Motorsports