Audi Takes 1-2 Win at Sebring

Audi have taken a dominant 1-2 in the 12 Hours of Sebring after leading the race from start to finish

Audi Takes 1-2 Win at Sebring

JJ Lehto, Marco Werner and Tom Kristensen took the win in their Champion Racing Audi R8 just 6.365 seconds clear of teammates Frank Biela, Emanuele Pirro and Allan McNish in the sister R8. The two cars were dominant throughout the race, with third place finishers James Weaver, Butch Leitzinger and Andy Wallace in the Dyson Racing Lola EX257 AER finishing 20 laps down.

The GT1 class was won by the David Brabham, Darren Turner and Stephane Ortelli Aston Martin Racing DBR9 which finished just three laps behind the Dyson Racing Lola in fourth place. They just held off the fifth placed Chevrolet Corvette C6-R of Johnny O'Connell, Ron Fellows and Max Papis, finishing one lap behind the DBR9, with the sister Corvette sixth, fourteen laps further back. The Maserati finished in ninth place driven by Andrea Bertolini, Fabio Babini and Fabrizio De Simone, 25 laps behind the class-winning Aston Martin.

Ian James, Chris McMurry and Jeff Bucknum took the P2 class in their Courage C-65 AER, 50 laps down on the winning Audi, though they were over 70 laps clear of the next competitor in their class. Meanwhile GT2 was won by Jorg Bergmeister, Lucas Luhr and Patrick Long in the White Lightning Porsche 911 GT3 RSR in seventh outright, seven laps clear of their closest challenger.

Result of 12 Hours of Sebring:

Pos Drivers Laps Car Class
1 J.Lehto/M.Werner/T.Kristensen 361 Audi R8 P1
2 E.Pirro/F.Biela/A.McNish 361 Audi R8 P1
3 J.Weaver/A.Wallace/B.Leitzinger 341 Lola EX257/AER P1
4 D.Brabham/D.Turner/S.Ortelli 338 Aston Martin DBR9 GT1
5 R.Fellows/J.O'Connell/M.Papis 337 Chevrolet Corvette C6-R GT1
6 O.Gavin/O.Beretta/J.Magnussen 323 Chevrolet Corvette C6-R GT1
7 P.Long/J.Bergmeister/L.Luhr 321 Porsche 911 GT3 RSR GT2
8 R.Kelleners/T.Borcheller/J.Mowlem 318 Saleen S7R GT1
9 A.Bertolini/F.De Simone/F.Babini 316 Maserati MC12 GT1
10 A.Figge/R.Dalziel/D.Empringham 315 Chevrolet Corvette C5-R GT1
11 J.Jackson/T.Sugden/N.Jonsson 314 Porsche 911 GT3 RSR GT2
12 J.Bucknum/C.McMurry/I.James 311 Courage C-65/AER P2
13 J.van Overbeek/J.Fogarty/D.Law 311 Porsche 911 GT3 RSR GT2
14 T.Weickardt/M.Rugolo/J.Belloc 310 Dodge Viper GT1
15 P.Kox/P.Lamy/S.Sarrazin 303 Aston Martin DBR9 GT1
16 T.Krohn/M.Sluszny/M.Cawley 297 Porsche 911 GT3 RSR GT2
17 J.Barazi/M.Vergers/A.Thompson 278 Porsche 911 GT3 RSR GT2
18 S.Ivankovich/S.Pumpelly/A.Lally 275 Porsche 911 GT3 RS GT2
19 C.Dyson/G.Smith 264 Lola EX257/AER P1
20 S.Maxwell/B.Sellers/G.Jeannette 239 Panoz GTLM GT2
21 I.Mitchell/P.Bennett/H.Primat 238 Courage C-65/Judd P2
22 T.Burgess/M.Rockenfeller/M.Jensen 207 Porsche 911 GT3 RSR GT2
23 M.Lewis/T.Drissi/B.Willman 202 Riley & Scott Mk III C P1
24 J.Field/D.Dayton/G.Fisken 166 Lola B05/40/AER P2
25 R.Sutherland/N.Smith/R.Cole 159 Saleen S7R GT1
26 M.Hynes/P.Pearce/R.Dean 157 TVR 400R GT2
27 C.Bouchut/S.Bourdais/F.Gollin 155 Ferrari 550 Maranello GT1
28 L.Tomilson/W.Hughes/J.Kane 136 TVR 400R GT2
29 D.Theys/M.Krumm/J.Barbosa 130 Dallara/Nissan P2
30 B.Auberlen/R.Liddell/E.Naspetti 121 Panoz GTLM GT2
31 T.Coronel/M.Goossens/D.Crevels 121 Spyker C-8 Spyker GT2 R GT2
32 T.Bernhard/R.Dumas/S.Maassen 98 Porsche 911 GT3 RSR GT2
33 C.Field/G.Ridpath/L.Halliday 62 Lola B2K/40/Judd GT2
34 R.Pobst/I.Baas/B.Cunningham 62 Porsche 911 GT3 RSR GT2
35 L.Pechnik/S.Neiman/D.Murry 46 Porsche 911 GT3 RSR GT2
36 P.Ehret/K.Buckler/A.Davis 21 Porsche 911 GT3 RSR GT2
37 P.van Merksteijn/F.Munsterhuis/M.Franchitti 18 Spyker C-8 Spyker GT2 R GT2
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