#SuperSebring is a unique festival of endurance racing

  • Sebring International Raceway
  • TOYOTA GAZOO Racing, World Endurance Championship. 1000 Miles of Sebring

The Sebring International Raceway, the birthplace of the North American endurance racing, will host the unique racing event this week, from Wednesday (March 13) to Saturday (March 16).

The so-called #SuperSebring features two great endurance races in two different major championships – FIA World Endurance Championship and IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

The 1000 Miles of Sebring, that will take place on Friday, is the sixth round in the eight-race calendar of the 2018-2019 FIA WEC Super season. Thirty-four crews, divided into four classes (LMP1, LMP2, GTE Pro, GTE Am) are on the entry list.

A day later, the 67th edition of 12 Hours of Sebring will take place on the same 3.74-mile circuit track as the second round of the 2019 IMSA SportsCar Championship, with 38 entrants from four classes (DPi, LMP2, GTLM, GTD) on the grid.

Toyota Sebring

FIA WEC and IMSA prototypes and GT cars will race at Sebring

Some drivers will have a double programme, entering both a new 8-hour 1000-mile race on Friday and the 12-hour classic on Saturday.

The former F1 driver Brendon Hartley is announced as a driver both of SMP Racing’s #11 BR1 LMP1 prototype and AX Racing/Mustang Sampling Racing’s #5 Cadillac DPi. The IMSA regular and Daytona 24h winner Renger van der Zande, who is driving the #10 Wayne Taylor Racing’s Cadillac, will also drive the #10 BR1 prototype for DragonSpeed in FIA WEC race. The young Frenchman Gabriel Aubry has a plan to drive Oreca 07 LMP2 prototype for Jackie Chan DC Racing on Friday and then for PR1 Mathiasen Motorsports on Saturday.

Among GT drivers, Corvette Racing’s crew Jan Magnussen/Antonio Garcia/Mike Rockenfeller is both on the entry list for FIA WEC and IMSA race. Olivier Pla, Harry Tincknell and Jonathan Bomarito will race in GT Pro class with two different Ford GT cars on Friday and then all together will race with Mazda DPi on Saturday. Patrick Lindsey will race with two different Porsche teams, driving the #56 Porsche 911 RSR for Team Project 1 on Friday and the #73 Porsche 911 GT3 R for Park Place Motorsports on Saturday.

Sebring WEC test

Some drivers will participate in both races

Photos: FIA WEC, Toyota Gazoo Racing,

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