<pre> 2001 AMERICAN LE MANS SERIES EVENT FACT SHEET EVENT: Superflo 12 Hours At Sebring, Presented by Dodge (49th Annual) American Le Mans Series Round 2 of 9 LOCATION: Sebring (FL) International Raceway ...
<pre> 2001 AMERICAN LE MANS SERIES EVENT FACT SHEET
EVENT: Superflo 12 Hours At Sebring, Presented by Dodge (49th Annual) American Le Mans Series Round 2 of 9
LOCATION: Sebring (FL) International Raceway 3.7-mile road racing circuit (17 turns)
WHEN: Saturday, March 17, 2001 - 10:40 a.m. (EST)
LENGTH: 12 hours (timed event)
CARS: Four classes of American Le Mans Series sports cars: Le Mans Prototype (LMP) 900; LMP 675; Grand Touring Sport (GTS); Grand Touring (GT).
SANCTION: Professional Sports Car Racing, Inc.
TELEVISION: Speedvision LIVE Airtime: 10:30 a.m. (EST), Saturday, March 17, 2001 Eurosport (Tape delay) Airtime: 20:00 (Central European Time), April 1, 2001
RADIO: American Le Mans Series Radio Web http://www.americanlemans.com
SUPPORT RACES: BF Goodrich Trans-Am Series; Speedvision World Challenge; Star Mazda Series; Panoz Racing Series; Barber Dodge Pro Series; Historic Sportscar Racing
Monday, March 12 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Promoter Test Day
Tuesday, March 13 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Promoter Test Day
Wednesday, March 14 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. ALMS Practice (all four classes) 2:40 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ALMS Qualifying (GTS & GT) 3:10 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. ALMS Qualifying (LMP 900 & 675)
Thursday, March 15 9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. ALMS Practice (all four classes) 2:30 p.m. - 2:50 p.m. ALMS Qualifying (GTS & GT) 3:05 p.m. - 3:25 p.m. ALMS Qualifying (LMP 900 & 675) 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Night Practice (all four classes)
Friday, March 16 9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. ALMS Practice (all four classes)
Saturday, March 17 7:30 a.m. - 7:50 a.m. ALMS Warm-up 10:40 a.m. - 10:40 p.m. Superflo 12 Hours At Sebring
QUAL. RECORDS: LMP 900: 1:48.825 (122.390 mph) by Frank Biela, Audi R8, 3/00 LMP 675: To be established (2001 event will be first at SIR for LMP 675 class) GTS: 1:59.646 (111.320 mph) by Ron Fellows, Chevrolet Corvette C5-R, 3/00. GT: 2:07.064 (104.820 mph) by Dirk Muller, Porsche 911 GT3 R, 3/00. NOTE: Records only since formation of ALMS in 1999. 2000 TOP 10 IN SUPERFLO 12 HOURS AT SEBRING
1. Emanuele Pirro/Frank Biela/Tom Kristensen, Audi R8 2. Allan McNish/Rinaldo Capello/Michele Alboreto, Audi R8 3. JJ Lehto/Jorg Muller, BMW V12 LMR 4. Jean-Marc Gounon/Bill Auberlen/Steve Soper, BMW V12 LMR 5. Didier Theys/Fredy Lienhard/Mauro Baldi, Doran 6. Eric van de Poele/Max Angelelli/Wayne Taylor, Cadillac Northstar LMP 7. Olivier Beretta/Karl Wendlinger/Dominique Dupuy, Dodge Viper GTS-R 8. David Donohue/Tommy Archer/Marc Duez, Dodge Viper GTS-R 9. Jean Philippe Belloc/Ni Amorim/Anthony Beltoise, Dodge Viper GTS-R 10. Dirk Muller/Lucas Luhr, Porsche 911 GT3 R
2000 CLASS WINNERS IN SUPERFLO 12 HOURS AT SEBRING
LMP 900: Emanuele Pirro/Frank Biela/Tom Kristensen, Audi R8 (1st overall) GTS: Olivier Beretta/Karl Wendlinger/Dominique Dupuy (7th overall) GT: Dirk Muller/Lucas Luhr, Porsche 911 GT3 R (10th overall)
2000 SUPERFLO 12 HOURS AT SEBRING RACE STATS
TIME OF RACE: 12 hours, 2 minutes, .16 second LAPS COMPLETED BY WINNER: 360 for 1332 miles MARGIN OF VICTORY: 39.111 seconds LMP 900 AVERAGE SPEED: 110.692 mph GTS AVERAGE SPEED: 100.283 mph GT AVERAGE SPEED: 96.193 mph LAP LEADERS: Frank Biela 1-24, Rinaldo Capello 25-26, JJ Lehto 27, Biela 28-53, Capello 54-56, Michele Alboreto 57, Jan Magnussen 58-67, Alboreto 68-78, Tom Kristensen 79-82, Alboreto 83-84, Magnussen 85-90, Kristensen 91-112, Jorg Muller 113-122, Emanuele Pirro 123-137, Lehto 138-149, Pirro 150-165, Lehto 166-177, Biela 178-195, J. Muller 196-205, Biela 206-245, Capello 246-249, Allan McNish 250-333, Pirro 334-360.
NOTES OF INTEREST
The Superflo 12 Hours At Sebring is the oldest sports car endurance race in the United States, having started in 1952. The Sebring International Raceway was built on the site of a World War II military training airfield. The list of previous winners is a "Who's Who" of international racing history. Former overall winners who are entered in this year's event include three-time winner Hans Stuck and two-time winners Stefan Johansson, Tom Kristensen and Andy Wallace. Other former overall winners entered this year are Frank Biela, JJ Lehto, Jorg Muller, Johnny O'Connell, Emanuele Pirro and Bob Wollek.