Sebring: Warmup notes

B-K Motorsports returned to the track this morning after tireless work by the team to get its Lola B07/46-Mazda MZR-R ready for today's 56th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida. Ben Devlin took the Lola out for the ...

B-K Motorsports returned to the track this morning after tireless work by the team to get its Lola B07/46-Mazda MZR-R ready for today's 56th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida. Ben Devlin took the Lola out for the 20-minute warmup session and reported no problems, two days after a frightening accident eight minutes into Thursday's prototype qualifying session.

"The team has been up working all night for the last two nights," team owner Bob Bach beamed. "We're cautiously optimistic. The car is ready and we have it through tech. We're ready to go racing."

The Lola tub was destroyed Thursday when Devlin clipped the inside wall of Turn 1 during qualifying, became airborne and landed right-side up on the outside tire wall. Devlin was shaken but not injured.

The team sent the rebuilt car through technical inspection Friday night. Devlin was ninth-fastest in P2.

Dindo Capello led a 1-2 showing for Audi on Saturday morning with a 1:47.280 in the No. 1 Audi R10 TDI, just 0.341 seconds ahead of teammate Mike Rockenfeller in the sister Audi. They were followed by Andretti Green Racing's Marco Andretti, the fastest of the LMP2 entries, at 1:48.138 in the Acura ARX-01b.

Andretti was 0.022 seconds ahead of Penske Racing's Sascha Maassen in the No. 6 Porsche RS Spyder, the second of the LMP2 cars. The first four entries were within 0.880 seconds of each other.

Bell Motorsports' Aston Martin DBR9 of Antonio Garcia was quickest in GT1 at 2:01.317 for a two-second gap over Corvette Racing's lead Corvette C6.R of Johnny O'Connell. Quickest in GT2 was Jaime Melo in Risi Competizione's Ferrari F430 GT at 2:03.361. He was less than 0.4 seconds ahead of Jörg Bergmeister in Flying Lizard Motorsports' Porsche 911 GT3 RSR.

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Series ALMS
Drivers Antonio Garcia , Johnny O'Connell , Ben Devlin , Sascha Maassen , Jaime Melo , Marco Andretti , Mike Rockenfeller , Dindo Capello
Teams Team Penske , Corvette Racing , Risi Competizione , Flying Lizard Motorsports