Wilson seeking success at Sebring Justin Wilson returns to race action this week having announced his plans to compete in the 52nd Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring on Saturday 20th March. Wilson's participation in the classic sports car event,...
Wilson seeking success at Sebring
Justin Wilson returns to race action this week having announced his plans to compete in the 52nd Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring on Saturday 20th March. Wilson's participation in the classic sports car event, the opening round of the American Le Mans Series, comes courtesy of Ian Dawson's CITGO Racing / Taurus Sports outfit. Racing the No.15 Lola B2K/10/Judd LM1 Prototype, Wilson will share steering duties with Venezuelan Milka Duno and fellow Brit and sports car stalwart Phil Andrews.
Commenting on his first competitive since last season's Japanese Grand Prix Wilson enthused:
"It will be great fun to get back into a sports car again! The opportunity to drive the CITGO Racing Taurus Sports Lola came along quite late, but I am looking forward to returning to Sebring for a second time. I know Milka just made history at Homestead and I'm looking forward to working with both her and Phil. I'm sure we can put on a competitive performance. I am treating this race as an opportunity to get race sharp for the upcoming season in open-wheel cars, and I am looking forward to getting out there."
Justin is no stranger to the demands of sports car racing and indeed the 3.7-mile Sebring International Raceway. The 25-year-old contested the famed 12 hour event in 2002 with Team Ascari posting a highly commendable sixth place finish on his prototype debut.
Wilson's Sebring team-mate Milka Duno last month became the first woman to achieve an overall win in the Rolex Sports Car Series at Homestead, as well as the first woman ever to win a major North American sports car race overall -- and the first woman in 24 years to win an international sports car race!
Qualifying for the 52nd Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring takes place on Thursday 18th March. Saturday (20th) sees competitors underway at 10:30am with 12 hours of grueling endurance racing unfolding before the chequered flag at 10:30pm! Sports car fans in North America can follow the action live on Speed TV (www.speedtv.com) with live reports and timings being carried on the official American Le Mans Series site -- www.americanlemans.com
Further information on Sebring International Raceway can be found online at -- www.sebringraceway.com