SEBRING, Fla. -- March 15, 2001 -- Despite sitting out the final qualifying session to work on the race set-up, the Alex Job Racing McKenna Porsche 911 GT3 RS race cars have retained their positions as the top two GT qualifiers for Saturday's ...
SEBRING, Fla. -- March 15, 2001 -- Despite sitting out the final qualifying session to work on the race set-up, the Alex Job Racing McKenna Porsche 911 GT3 RS race cars have retained their positions as the top two GT qualifiers for Saturday's Superflo 12 Hours at Sebring presented by Dodge.
The #23 Sascha Maassen/Lucas Luhr/Emmanuel Collard Porsche stays on the pole, with the #22 team Porsche of Randy Pobst/Christian Menzel/Tim Bernhard right next to them only half a second behind. The fastest qualifier in today's session was the BMW V-8 driven by Lehto/J. Muller.
Also bettering its time today was the Michael Petersen/Bob Wollek/Johnny Mowlem White Lightning Petersen Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 RS, which moved up to fourth.
The two PTG Tom Milner-prepared BMW M3s -- which also sat out the session - sit fifth and sixth while the second BMW Motorsports M3 of Ekblom/D. Muller is seventh, and the Bouchut/Chereau/Goueslard Porsche 911 GT3 RS is eighth on the grid.
Porsche is by far the most successful manufacturer to ever race at Sebring, with 17 overall wins, 43 class wins, and an amazing 13 straight overall wins (1976 -- 1988).
As is the tradition at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, there is no qualifying the day before the race, so Friday's ALMS on-track activities are limited to practice sessions only.
The Superflo 12 Hours at Sebring presented by Dodge will be telecast live on the Speedvision network starting at 10:30 AM Eastern time on Saturday, March 17, beginning with the 30 minute pre-race show. Then, Speedvision will telecast the entire 12-hour event live starting at 11:00 AM. The race will be broadcast live on the Le Mans Radio Network, which can be accessed on the Web at www.americanlemans.com. That same American Le Mans Series web site will also have live timing and scoring during the race event.
The official Porsche web site -- www.porsche.com -- will have qualifying information on the 12 Hours at Sebring for all the Porsches entered, and will file stories and photos during and after the race. Porsche web site users should choose "North America" on the home page when prompted to choose a country, then choose "motorsports," then "motorsport news" to find the ALMS updates.
Other web sites that will follow the overall event include the American Le Mans site mentioned above, the ON TRACK ONLINE site, (www.ontrackonline.com), The Race Site (www.theRaceSite.com), the Speedvision site (www.speedvision.com), Motorsport.com (www.motorsport.com) and the CompuServe site (www.motorsportsforum.com).