PORSCHE RS SPYDERS THIRD, FOUTH AND FIFTH IN LMP2 AFTER SEVEN HOURS AT SEBRING; LIZARDS, TAFEL HAVE PORSCHE IN TOP THREE IN GT2 SEBRING, Fla. - March 17 - Despite several mechanical problems and incidents with other cars on the track, Porsche...
PORSCHE RS SPYDERS THIRD, FOUTH AND FIFTH IN LMP2 AFTER SEVEN HOURS AT SEBRING; LIZARDS, TAFEL HAVE PORSCHE IN TOP THREE IN GT2
SEBRING, Fla. - March 17 - Despite several mechanical problems and incidents with other cars on the track, Porsche competitors are still in contention to win both classes entered in the 55th annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.
In the LMP2 class, the #16 Dyson Racing Porsche of Andy Wallace/Butch Leitzinger/Andy Lally is currently fourth overall and third in the LMP2 class despite an incident with the leading Audi and transmission problems. Right behind them is the #7 Porsche RS Spyder prepared by Penske Motorsports, with Timo Bernhard/Romain Dumas/Helio Castroneves, which has suffered multiple problems electrical problems including a broken alternator cable. In fifth place is the team #6 Porsche RS Spyder, with Sascha Maassen/Ryan Briscoe/Emmanuel Collard, which spent 13 laps in the pits with a broken brake line. The #20 Dyson Racing Porsche RS Spyder, with Chris Dyson and Guy Smith aboard, lost 24 laps early in the race due to contact with a GT2 car. Two of the Acura LMP2 prototypes are occupying the top two class positions.
In GT2, the battle for first place is between the #45 Flying Lizard Porsche 911 GT3 RSR of Jorg Bergmeister/Johannes van Overbeek/Marc Lieb and the #62 Ferrari 430 of Melo/Salo/Mowlem. At the seven-hour mark, the Ferrari held a slim 1.5-second lead. The #71 Wolf Henzler/Robin Liddell/Patrick Long Tafel Racing Porsche 911 GT3 RSR is third in class.