FIA WEC 1000 Miles of Sebring Runs March 20; Followed on Saturday by the 68th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Presented by Advance Auto Parts
The preliminary entry list for the 1000 Miles of Sebring has been released. Round 6 of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) takes place on Friday, March 20, the day before the 68th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Presented by Advance Auto Parts.
Entry List – click here.
The 30-car entry features the new Chevrolet Corvette C8.R, which will be competing in both the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring and the FIA WEC 1000 Miles of Sebring.
The top tier LMP1 category has a total of five entries including the No. 8 Toyota TS050 Hybrid which triumphed at last year’s SuperSebring. Also racing under the 24 Hours of Le Mans winning Toyota Gazoo Racing umbrella in Sebring will be the No. 7 Toyota, as well as two private entries from Team LNT Ginetta plus the No. 1 Rebellion entry.
With only 10 points separating the top four LMP2 teams – Jackie Chan DC Racing; United Autosports; Racing Team Nederland and JOTA – the scene is set for another epic battle at the famous Sebring circuit that originated from a WWII combat crew training base known as Hendricks Field.
There are no driver changes in LMGTE Pro for Sebring but the regulars will face extra competition as Chevrolet joins Aston Martin, Ferrari and Porsche in the battle for GTE supremacy. The Porsche GT Team took a win last time out at Sebring but it’s Aston Martin Racing who tops the overall standings with a slender nine-point lead over the German marque.
In LMGTE Am there will be 11 teams gunning for victory including last year’s winners Dempsey-Proton Racing who will field two cars. The No. 77 and 88 Porsche 911 RSR entries have close ties to the USA due to its founder, Patrick Dempsey. Team Project 1 will be another popular choice with the home fans as America’s Ben Keating will drive the No. 57 Porsche 911 RSR alongside teammates Felipe Fraga and Jeroen Bleekemolen.
With the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship’s Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring to follow the very next day, fans will have a unique opportunity to see the "SuperSebring" doubleheader.
Gates open Wednesday, March 18 at 6 a.m. and will remain open 24 hours a day through Saturday’s finale. The WEC 1000 Miles of Sebring starts at noon Friday. The Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring starts at 10:40 a.m. on Saturday. The weekend also includes two races on Thursday: The Alan Jay 120 Michelin Pilot Challenge and the IMSA Prototype Challenge.
Tickets to all four SuperSebring events, including the Alan Jay Automotive Network 120 IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge Race and the IMSA Prototype Challenge on Thursday, March 19, are available by calling 800-626-RACE (7223). When gates open at 6 a.m. Wednesday, March 18, tickets and parking passes only be available at the gate only. Free parking and shuttle service from Gate 4 is available all days. Children 12 and under are admitted free all days when accompanied by a paying adult.