2001 12 Hours of Sebring

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The 2001 Exxon Superflo 12 Hours of Sebring was the 49th running of this event. It was both the second round of the 2001 American Le Mans Series season and the opening round of the new European Le Mans Series. It took place at Sebring International Raceway, Florida, on March 17, 2001.

French Porsche driver and ambassador Bob Wollek was killed nearby the circuit following a practice session. Wollek had been riding a bicycle along a nearby highway when he was struck by a van. A minute of silence was held prior to the start of the race. Wollek's team, Petersen Motorsports, withdrew from the event out of respect.[1]

Official results[edit]

Class winners in bold.

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Tyre Laps
Engine
1 LMP900 1 Germany Audi Sport North America Italy Rinaldo Capello
Italy Michele Alboreto
France Laurent Aïello
Audi R8 M 370
Audi 3.6L Turbo V8
2 LMP900 2 Germany Audi Sport North America Germany Frank Biela
Italy Emanuele Pirro
Denmark Tom Kristensen
Audi R8 M 370
Audi 3.6L Turbo V8
3 LMP900 38 United States Champion Racing United States Dorsey Schroeder
United Kingdom Andy Wallace
Germany Ralf Kelleners
Audi R8 M 366
Audi 3.6L Turbo V8
4 LMP900 18 United Kingdom Johansson Motorsport
United Kingdom Arena Motorsport
Sweden Stefan Johansson
United Kingdom Guy Smith
Audi R8 M 362
Audi 3.6L Turbo V8
5 LMP900 37 United States Intersport United States John Field
United States Duncan Dayton
United States Rick Sutherland
Lola B2K/10 G 332
Judd GV4 4.0L V10
6 GTS 26 Germany Konrad Team Saleen United States Terry Borcheller
United Kingdom Oliver Gavin
Austria Franz Konrad
Saleen S7-R G 332
Ford 7.0L V8
7 GTS 4 United States Corvette Racing United States Andy Pilgrim
United States Kelly Collins
France Franck Fréon
Chevrolet Corvette C5-R G 331
Chevrolet 7.0L V8
8 GT 23 United States Alex Job Racing Germany Lucas Luhr
Germany Sascha Maassen
France Emmanuel Collard
Porsche 911 GT3-RS M 326
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
9 GT 22 United States Alex Job Racing United States Randy Pobst
Germany Christian Menzel
Germany Timo Bernhard
Porsche 911 GT3-RS M 326
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
10 GT 42 Germany BMW Motorsport
Germany Schnitzer Motorsport
Germany Jörg Müller
Finland JJ Lehto
BMW M3 GTR M 324
BMW 4.0L V8
11 GTS 3 United States Corvette Racing Canada Ron Fellows
United States Johnny O'Connell
United States Chris Kneifel
Chevrolet Corvette C5-R G 322
Chevrolet 7.0L V8
12 GT 6 United States Prototype Technology Group United States Boris Said
Germany Hans-Joachim Stuck
United States Peter Cunningham
BMW M3 Y 318
BMW 3.2L I6
13 GT 00 France Larbre Compétition France Christophe Bouchut
France Patrice Goueslard
France Sébastien Dumez
Porsche 911 GT3-RS M 317
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
14 GT 53 Germany Seikel Motorsport Italy Alex Caffi
Italy Fabio Babini
Italy Gabrio Rosa
Porsche 911 GT3-RS Y 312
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
15 GT 69 Canada Kyser Racing Canada Jeffrey Pabst
Canada Kye Wankum
United States Joe Foster
Porsche 911 GT3-R D 306
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
16 GT 36 Germany Jürgen Alzen Motorsport Germany Jürgen Alzen
Germany Ulli Richter
Porsche 911 GT3-RS Y 306
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
17 GT 58 Germany Freisinger Motorsport Germany Wolfgang Kaufmann
France Stéphane Ortelli
Porsche 911 GT3-RS Y 300
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
18 GTS 45 United States American Viperacing United States Erik Messley
United States Jeff Altenburg
United States Stu Hayner
Dodge Viper GTS-R D 298
Dodge 8.0L V10
19 GT 09 United States Cirtek Motorsport United States Keith Alexander
United States Chris Gleason
United Kingdom Gavin Pickering
Porsche 911 GT3-RS D 293
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
20
DNF
GT 59 Germany Freisinger Motorsport Germany Klaus Horn
United Kingdom Nigel Smith
Porsche 911 GT3-RS Y 276
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
21
DNF
GT 66 United States The Racer's Group United States Kevin Buckler
United States Tom McGlynn
United States Stephen Earle
Porsche 911 GT3-RS Y 271
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
22 GTS 44 United States American Viperacing United States Tom Weickardt
United States Joe Ellis
United Kingdom Andy Pardoe
Dodge Viper GTS-R D 235
Dodge 8.0L V10
23
DNF
LMP900 16 United States Dyson Racing Team United States Butch Leitzinger
United States Elliott Forbes-Robinson
United Kingdom James Weaver
Riley & Scott Mk III C G 205
Lincoln (Élan) 6.0L V8
24
DNF
GT 43 Germany BMW Motorsport
Germany Schnitzer Motorsport
Germany Dirk Müller
Sweden Fredrik Ekblom
BMW M3 M 168
BMW 3.2L I6
25
DNF
LMP900 72 France Pescarolo Sport France Jean-Christophe Boullion
France Sébastien Bourdais
France Laurent Redon
Courage C60 M 167
Peugeot A32 3.2L Turbo V6
26
DNF
GT 07 Germany RWS Motorsport Germany Norman Simon
Austria Dieter Quester
Austria Philipp Peter
Porsche 911 GT3-R D 127
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
27
DNF
GT 15 United States Dick Barbour Racing United States Mark Neuhaus
United States Grady Willingham
Mexico Randy Wars
Porsche 911 GT3-R D 121
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
28
DNF
LMP900 50 United States Panoz Motor Sports Denmark Jan Magnussen
Australia David Brabham
Panoz LMP07 M 109
Élan (Zytek) 4.0L V8
29
DNF
GT 17 United States Trinkler Racing United States Owen Trinkler
United States Andy Lally
United States B.J. Zacharias
Chevrolet Corvette C5 LM-GT G 108
Chevrolet 5.7L V8
30
DNF
LMP675 11 United States Roock-KnightHawk Racing United States Steven Knight
United States Mel Hawkins
Germany Claudia Hürtgen
Lola B2K/40 A 105
Nissan (AER) VQL 3.4L V6
31
DNF
GT 98 United States Kelly-Moss Motorsports United States Cort Wagner
United States Rick Polk
United States Darren Law
Porsche 911 GT3-R Y 68
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
32
DNF
GT 52 Germany Seikel Motorsport Canada Brian Burgess
United States Philip Collin
New Zealand Andrew Bagnall
Porsche 911 GT3-RS Y 60
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
33
DNF
GT 10 United States Prototype Technology Group United States Bill Auberlen
United States Joey Hand
Sweden Niclas Jönsson
BMW M3 Y 57
BMW 3.2L I6
34
DNF
GT 12 United States Aspen Knolls MCR United States Shane Lewis
United States Vic Rice
United States Bob Mazzuoccola
Callaway C12-R G 50
Chevrolet 7.0L V8
35
DNF
GT 99 United States Kelly-Moss Motorsports United States Anthony Lazzaro
United States David Murry
Porsche 911 GT3-RS Y 47
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
36
DNF
LMP900 51 United States Panoz Motor Sports Germany Klaus Graf
Brazil Gualter Salles
Panoz LMP07 M 116
Élan (Zytek) 4.0L V8
DSQ GT 34 United States Orbit United States Leo Hindery
United States Peter Baron
United States Gian Luigi Buitoni
Porsche 911 GT3-RS D 84
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
DSQ GT 47 United States Broadfoot Racing United States John Warner
United States Allan Ziegelman
Spain Paco Orti
Porsche 911 GT3-R D 64
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
DNS GT 30 United States Petersen Motorsports United Kingdom Johnny Mowlem
France Bob Wollek
United States Michael Peterseon
Porsche 911 GT3-R M -
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
DNS GT 35 United States Orbit United States Tony Kester
United States Richard Millman
Republic of Ireland Tommy Byrne
Porsche 911 GT3-RS D -
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6

† - #47 Broadfoot Racing was disqualified during the race for making an illegal repair to their car. #34 Orbit was disqualified during the race for receiving outside assistance while still on the track.

Statistics[edit]

  • Pole Position - #2 Audi Sport North America - 1:49.477
  • Fastest Lap - #2 Audi Sport North America - 1:49.666
  • Distance - 2203.192 km
  • Average Speed - 183.438 km/h

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bob Wollek Killed In Traffic Accident". Atlas F1. Retrieved 2007-10-24. 

External links[edit]


American Le Mans Series
Previous race:
2001 Grand Prix of Texas
2001 season Next race:
2001 ELMS at Donington Park
European Le Mans Series
Previous race:
None
2001 season Next race:
2001 ELMS at Donington Park