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Infineon Joest Audi takes victory at Sebring.


The experience of Infineon Team Joest showed through Sunday as the team won the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring for the fourth consecutive year.

Drivers Frank Biela, Marco Werner and Phillipp Peter steered the Audi R8 to a 13.493-second victory over the ADT Champion Racing Audi R8. The Champion car, driven by Emanuele Pirro, Stefan Johansson and JJ Lehto, led most of the race before the Joest team asserted itself in the last two hours.

The win was Biela's second in the Sebring event and his 10th in the American Le Mans Series, while his co-drivers were winning for the first time in the series.

The Dyson Racing Lola EX257-MG survived a race of attrition to win the LMP 675 class for smaller Prototypes, the first win in ALMS competition for the team. Didier de Radigues, Chris Dyson and Chad Block drove the car. Finishing second in class was the Intersport Lola-MG of Jon Field, Duncan Dayton and Michael Durand.

Winning the GTS class for the second straight year was the factory Corvette team. Ron Fellows, Johnny O'Connell and Franck Freon drove the Chevrolet Corvette C5-R to a 16-lap win over the Veloqx Prodrive Ferrari 550 Maranello of Anthony Davidson, Kelvin Burt and Darren Turner.

Lucas Luhr won the GT class for the fourth straight year, the third consecutive time with co-driver Sascha Maassen. The Alex Job Racing Porsche 911 GT3 RS finished one lap ahead of the Petersen Motorsports Porsche of Johnny Mowlem, Nic Jonsson and Craig Stanton.




Race result:

1. Biela/Werner/Peter Audi R8 LMP900/GTP 367 laps 12 hours 00mins 23.360s
2. Pirro/Lehto/Johansson Audi R8 LMP900/GTP 367 laps
3. Herbert/Brabham/Blundell Bentley Speed 8 LMP900/GTP 363 laps
4. Kristensen/Capello/Smith Bentley Speed 8 LMP900/GTP 362 laps
5. Beretta/Jeannette/Papis Panoz LMP01 LMP900/GTP 352 laps
6. Kane/McCarthy/Salo Audi R8 LMP900/GTP 351 laps
7. Theys/Lienhard/vd Poele Dallara-MG LMP900/GTP 336 laps
8. Fellows/O'Connell/Freon Chevrolet Corvette C5-R GTS 332 laps
9. Leuenberger/Graham/Maxwell Panoz LMP01 LMP900/GTP 324 laps
10. Luhr/Maassen Porsche 911 GT3 RS GT 320 laps

11. Mowlem/Jonsson/Stanton Porsche 911 GT3 RS GT 319 laps
12. Lewis/Drissi/Cosmo Riley & Scott MkIIIC-Lincoln LMP900/GTP 318 laps
13. Davidson/Turner/Burt Ferrari 550 Maranello GTS 316 laps
14. Rosa/Caffi/Chiesa Porsche 911 GT3 RS GT 312 laps
15. Gregoire/Babini/Pescatori Ferrari 360 Modena GT 311 laps
16. Andrews/Keen/Oberto Lola B2K10-Judd LMP900/GTP 307 laps
17. Bernhard/Bergmeister Porsche 911 GT3 RS GT 307 laps
18. Dyson/de Radigues/Block Lola EX257-MG LMP675 306 laps
19. Gleason/Bunting/Wagner Porsche 911 GT3 RS GT 299 laps
20. Stanton/May/Barff TVR GT 297 laps

21. Buckler/Pace/Salazar Porsche 911 GT3 RS GT 293 laps
22. Policastro/Policastro/Fitzgerald Porsche 911 GT3 RS GT 292 laps
23. Lally/Ivankovich/Pumpelly Porsche 911 GT3 RS GT 290 laps
24. Schrom/Ehret/Rice Porsche 911 GT3 RS GT 288 laps
25. Matthews/Goossens/Magnussen Riley & Scott MkIIIC-Yates LMP900/GTP 284 laps
26. Gavin/Collins/Pilgrim Chevrolet Corvette C5-R GTS 283 laps - mechanical
27. Earle/Garbagnati/Scotton Ferrari 360 Modena GT 283 laps
28. Weickardt/Altenburg/Belloc Dodge Viper GTS-R GTS 280 laps - mechanical
29. Collin/Shep/Lloyd Porsche 911 GT3 RS GT 278 laps
30. Field/Dayton/Durand Lola EX257-MG LMP675 266 laps

31. Vance/Forgeois/Clark Porsche 911 GT3 RS GT 263 laps - suspension
32. Konrad/Seiler/Nearn Saleen S7R GTS 249 laps
33. Enge/Kox/Davies Ferrari 550 Maranello GTS 245 laps - clutch
34. Bennett/Franchitti/McGarrity Ferrari 360 Modena GT 243 laps - accidnet
35. Hayden/Fisken/Donaldson Porsche 911 GT3 RS GT 240 laps
36. Zacharias/Davis/Lewis Porsche 911 GT3 RS GT 233 laps - gearbox
37. Said/de Quesada/Jones BMW M3 GT 141 laps - engine
38. Foster/Skelton/Nyberg Porsche 911 GT3 RS GT 125 laps
39. Hugenholtz/Simon/van Schoote Spyker C8 Double 12R GT 103 laps
40. Erdos/Chaves/Pickering Saleen S7R GTS 97 laps - gearbox

41. Masarati/Warnock/Liddell Porsche 911 GT3 RS GT 74 laps - engine
42. Nielsen/Shimoda DBA-03S-Zytek LMP675 73 laps - drivetrain
43. Ziegelman/Roussel/James Norma M20002-Ford LMP900/GTP 71 laps - transmission
44. Fomenko/Daoudi/Lechner Jr Porsche 911 GT3 RS GT 70 laps - engine
45. Naspetti/Schiattarella/Cecotto Ferrari 550 Maranello GTS 59 laps - engine
46. Jackson/Murry/Cunningham Porsche 911 GT3 RS GT 57 laps - mechanical
47. Paterson/Workman/Devlin Lola B2K40-Millington LMP675 50 laps - engine
48. Borcheller/Lazzaro/Kelleners Ferrari 360 Modena GT 39 laps - wheel
49. Weaver/Leitzinger/Wallace Lola EX257-MG LMP675 39 laps - steering
50. Bucknum/Willman/McMurry Pilbeam MP91/Willman P675 37 laps - electrical

51. Hindery/Baron/Lieb Porsche 911 GT3 RS GT 26 laps - engine
52. Dumas/Stirling/Herta Reynard-Cosworth LMP900/GTP 14 laps - engine
53. Campbell-Walter/McKellar Lister Storm LMP LMP900/GTP 10 laps - transmission
54. Hezemans/Kumpen Pagani Zonda GR GTS 6 laps - engine
55. Field/Sutherland/Macaluso Lola B2K10-MG LMP900/GTP 0 laps - excluded


DNS. Sherman/Longhi/Assentato Porsche 911 GT3 RS GT
DNS. Meixner/Safina/Piquet Lamborghini GT-R GT


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