Sebring 12hr, Hour 2 – Heavy rain and long caution jumbles the order

The second hour of the sportscar classic has ended under yellow after a long caution period to retrieve the #11 Lamborghini of Townsend Bell and repair a tire barrier.

Those two events were not unconnected – Bell’s Chase Lamborghini hydroplaned with slicks on a soaking track surface and submarined under a tire wall. Thankfully Bell was able to walk away unhurt.

Subsequent pitstops during the caution period have put Action Express Racing Corvette DPs 1-2 at the head of the field, Christian Fittipaldi leading Dane Cameron.

Similar ’Vette DPs of Marc Goossens ( and Jordan Taylor (Wayne Taylor Racing) run third and fourth, pursued by the Michael Shank Racing Ligier-Honda, now driven by Ozz Negri.

In GTLM, Tommy Milner still leads in the #4 Corvette followed by Lucas Luhr in the #100 BMW M6, Nick Tandy in the #911 Porsche entry and Dirk Muller in the Ganassi-run Ford EcoBoost GT. The #25 BMW took heavy hit, serving a time penalty for ignoring a red light in pit road.

Robert Alon leads PC in the PR1/Mathiasen entry after a spin for the #38 Performance Tech car.

GTD has gotten a lot more variety in the top 3 than in the previous hour, with Madison Snow now leading in a Lamborghini Huracan run by Paul Miller Racing, chased by Mario Farnbacher’s Alex Job Racing Porsche and Matt Bell in the #9 Stevenson Motorsports Audi R8 LMS.


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Series IMSA
Event Sebring
Track Sebring International Raceway
Article type Breaking news