Legendary manufacturer returns to Sebring

Legendary Manufacturer Maserati Returns to Sebring Sebring, FL -- Forty-eight years ago, the legendary Juan Manuel Fangio co-drove a Maserati 450S to victory at Sebring. The famous Italian manufacturer returns to Sebring next month to ...

Legendary Manufacturer Maserati Returns to Sebring

Sebring, FL -- Forty-eight years ago, the legendary Juan Manuel Fangio co-drove a Maserati 450S to victory at Sebring.

The famous Italian manufacturer returns to Sebring next month to enter the 53rd running of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. The exotic Maserati MC12, making its North American competition debut, joins a stellar Sebring entry in the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) GT1 class, including the Chevrolet Corvette factory team debuting its C6R, the new Aston Martin DB9, Ferrari 550 Maranello, Saleen S7R and Dodge Viper.

America's premier sports car endurance race runs Saturday, March 19th, at historic Sebring International Raceway.

"This year's GT1 entry represents one of the most competitive lineups in the five decade history of our race," stated Sebring Raceway President and GM Tres Stephenson. "This will bring back memories of the legendary battles between Ferrari, Cobras and Corvette in the GT classes during the 60s."

Gates open at Sebring on Wednesday, March 16, and remain open 24 hours a day through Saturday. The opening round of the ALMS features many of the cars and drivers competing in the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans in June.

Maserati's impressive racing pedigree has produced many wins in international competition, and it is the only foreign manufacturer to record wins in both the Indianapolis 500 and the Sebring 12-hour classic.

The production based GT1 cars will be joined by a strong field of Le Mans Prototypes, including the Audi R8, going for its sixth consecutive Sebring victory.

Sebring International Raceway offers a wide variety of camping and viewing options. For detailed ticket information visit sebringraceway.com or call toll-free 800-626-7223.

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