A spotter's guide on the cars running at the 2011 12 Hours of Sebring

Are you ready to have your 2011-racing itch finally scratched? With the 2011 Formula One season getting delayed by political unrest in Bahrain, the racing community turns its attention to the opening of the 2011 American Le Mans racing season this weekend with one of the most iconic endurance races in the world, the 12 Hours of Sebring.

Always one of the most eagerly anticipated races of the year, the 12 Hours of Sebring kicks off the 2011 ALMS season in grand fashion with the reigning champs from Peugeot Sport Total ready to defend their 2010 title against a field of heavyweight contenders, including headlined perennial contender, Audi , and last year’s runner-up, Aston Martin .

This year, Peugeot will be bringing the new Peugeot 908 HDi FAP to compete against the likes of the Audi R15+TDI and the Aston Martin Lola B08.

In addition to the top-of-the-field LMP1 class, the 2011 12 Hours of Sebring will also feature races from a number of different classes, including the new LMPC class, led by PR1 Mathiasen M/Sport’s Oreca FLM09, and the always-competitive GT class, which has a formidable entrant in the form of the recently-revealed Risi Competizione’s new Ferrari 458 GTC .

To keep you updated with all of the cars scheduled to participate in all of the weekend’s races, the folks over at SpotterGuides.com have provided everything you need to know about each and every car that will see the green light this weekend. Keep tabs on some of the favorites and be on the look-out for dark horses, because this weekend’s 12 Hours of Sebring endurance race is expected to be one for the books.

If you’re going to keep tabs on all the action from the confines of your own home, you can watch the race in its entirety online on ESPN3.com, or if you have an Xbox, you can catch the action through live streaming. If you miss out on watching the race live, ABC will have a recap from 12:30 – 2:00 pm EST with ESPN2 airing the same recap show next Tuesday, March 22, 2011.


6 comments:

So, which team won this one? I was quite busy with work that I wasn’t able to tune in on the race. Hope the Peugeot was able to place again.

Yeah, i’m also rooting for RISI too, as well as the Peugeot team. These are the two teams that I think have the biggest chances in the race this year.

Well, looking at the line up for this year I would say that this is surely going to be a spectacle.
I will definitely be rooting for RISI on this one.

I’m going for the ones being used by the Peugeot team. That one really looks rather well built and will probably be able to have a good position in the race.

Yeah the list of cars for the race are actually looking good. I am looking forward the most to the Ferrari 458 that will be fielded by RISI.

They really have an impressive lineup for this year’s race. It seems that a lot of the more popular automakers are actually fielding in their own cars here.

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