On Saturday, March 19, 2016, Pipo Derani sealed up the second consecutive race win for 2016 in the No. 2 Tequila Patrón ESM Honda Ligier JS P2, winning the 64th annual 12 Hours of Sebring. The No. 4 Corvette won in the GTLM class after their sister car, the No. 3 Corvette collided with the No. 911 Porsche 911, taking them both out of contention and ending the race for the No. 911. The new Ferrari F88 GT3 claimed its first victory in the GTD class with the No. 63 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 488.
Taking a Walk Down Pit Lane
Temperatures on the track were cooler this year. The day began with a walk of pit lane by the fans, where they could meet drivers and race team members, pose for photos with grid girls, and see the cars up close.
Parked Behind the Scenes
With covering three events last week, our calendar was very compressed this year. Unfortunately, this meant we had less time to capture images of what was parked around the track, but we did find a few here and there including a (possibly Beck?) Porsche 904, Land Rover Defender, and new Porsche Cayman GT4.
Wet Weather Proved a Challenge For Many
Rain By the Bucket Full
Night arrived and the rain continued to come and go. The rain was a bit of a mixed blessing for fans this year. Temperatures were much more pleasant, but the lower traction meant more incidents and more caution laps, as well as the red flag mentioned previously. My spending only one day at the track this year meant fewer photo opportunities, so perhaps we’ll return to the multi-day attendance experience next year.
Text and Photography by Bryce Womeldurf
Copyright 2016 HOONART/Bryce Womeldurf