If an F1 race isn’t enough ? Watch Sebring too.
If watching the Australian Grand Prix isn’t quite enough motorsport action this weekend for you by itself then don’t despair. The 62nd Sebring 12 hours is on Saturday and it doesn’t clash so you won’t miss a thing.
The race, run under the Tudor United Sportscar Championship for the first time, will feature all four classes and at present 65 cars are scheduled for the event.
Firstly lets look at the P class. I anticipate that the P2 regulation class cars integrated into of the ‘P’ class will be more competitive against the Daytona Prototypes than we saw at Daytona back in January when the DP’s dominated proceedings.
This is my opinion partially due to the nature of Sebring being completely different favouring the P2’s and the data from the cars taken from the years of ALMS sanctioning at the event assisting in development.
The race will have an additional entry from Chip Ganassi Racing running two Daytona Prototypes this weekend and the Deltawing. The Gainsco/ Bob Stallings entry has withdrawn for the remainder of the season, following the accident at Daytona.
In PC, I really don’t know who to chose as a standout car, 12 cars are entered in the class and as always its close, frantic racing between the identical Oreca FLM09’s.
In GT LM, the factory cars of Corvette, BMW , SRT and Porsche return with the GTE Spec Aston Martin absent from the class. Risi Competitizione , Krohn racing and Team Falken Tyre accompany the factory entrants. I would say that the most excitement in terms of close racing will come from this class and the GT Daytona class. Even in the era of Sebring when we had the LMP1 giants up front, GT racing has always delivered on the fabled circuit right through to the end after 12 hours of racing.
In GT Daytona, The class winners of the Daytona 24 hours, Level 5 motorsports have withdrawn the entry for the season. Elsewhere I honestly can’t choose which of the entrants I think will have an advantage compared to the rest of the class, it looks very competitive from the entry list so I advise that you just enjoy the racing and decide for yourself as the race progresses.
TV wise, The race has the first 3 hours live on TV in the USA then through the IMSA website I believe with practice on the new fanschoice.tv platform. It would appear. For Europe its streaming and MotorsTV, I hope you enjoy the weekend of racing between Sportscars and F1, I’m sure I will.