2006 12 Hours of Sebring

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The 2006 12 Hours of Sebring was the 54th running of this event, and took place on March 18, 2006. The race was sponsored by Mobil 1 and was the opening race of the 2006 American Le Mans Series season run by IMSA.

This race marked the first time that a diesel powered racing vehicle had won a major endurance sports car race, with Audi taking the victory in their new R10 TDI sportscar, which was also the car's first race ever. However the win was not without problems, as one of the two Audi R10s suffered overheating problems and did not finish. This victory would be a building block towards the diesel R10 winning the marquis ACO event the 2006 24 Hours of Le Mans and taking 36 class wins in 48 career races entered.

Liz Halliday's second place overall is the best for any woman in the history of the 12 Hours of Sebring as of December 2012.

Official results[edit]

Class winners in bold. Cars failing to complete 70% of winner's distance marked as Not Classified (NC).

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Tyre Laps
Engine
1 LMP1 2 United States Audi Sport North America Italy Rinaldo Capello
United Kingdom Allan McNish
Denmark Tom Kristensen
Audi R10 TDI M 349
Audi TDI 5.5L Turbo V12
(Diesel)
2 LMP2 37 United States Intersport Racing United States Jon Field
United States Clint Field
United States Liz Halliday
Lola B05/40 G 345
AER P07 2.0L Turbo I4
3 GT1 4 United States Corvette Racing United Kingdom Oliver Gavin
Monaco Olivier Beretta
Denmark Jan Magnussen
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R M 338
Chevrolet LS7r 7.0L V8
4 GT1 009 United Kingdom Aston Martin Racing France Stéphane Sarrazin
Portugal Pedro Lamy
Australia Jason Bright
Aston Martin DBR9 P 337
Aston Martin 6.0L V12
5 LMP1 16 United States Dyson Racing United Kingdom James Weaver
United States Butch Leitzinger
United Kingdom Andy Wallace
Lola B06/10 M 336
AER P32T 3.6L Turbo V8
6 GT1 007 United Kingdom Aston Martin Racing United Kingdom Darren Turner
Czech Republic Tomáš Enge
Denmark Nicolas Kiesa
Aston Martin DBR9 P 324
Aston Martin 6.0L V12
7 GT1 3 United States Corvette Racing Canada Ron Fellows
United States Johnny O'Connell
Italy Max Papis
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R M 324
Chevrolet LS7r 7.0L V8
8
DNF
LMP2 6 United States Penske Racing Germany Lucas Luhr
Germany Sascha Maassen
France Emmanuel Collard
Porsche RS Spyder M 323
Porsche MR6 3.4L V8
9 GT2 50 Canada Multimatic Motorsports Team Panoz Australia David Brabham
Canada Scott Maxwell
France Sébastien Bourdais
Panoz Esperante GT-LM P 320
Ford (Élan) 5.0L V8
10 GT2 45 United States Flying Lizard Motorsports Germany Marc Lieb
United States Johannes van Overbeek
United States Jon Fogarty
Porsche 911 GT3-RSR M 320
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
11 GT2 62 United States Risi Competizione Germany Ralf Kelleners
Brazil Jaime Melo
United States Anthony Lazzaro
Ferrari F430GT M 320
Ferrari 4.0L V8
12 LMP2 41 United States Binnie Motorsports United States William Binnie
United Kingdom Allen Timpany
United States Rick Sutherland
Lola B05/42 M 317
Zytek ZG348 3.4L V8
13 GT2 44 United States Flying Lizard Motorsports United States Darren Law
United States Seth Neiman
United States Lonnie Pechnik
Porsche 911 GT3-RSR M 315
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
14 GT2 80 United Kingdom Team LNT United Kingdom Richard Dean
United Kingdom Lawrence Tomlinson
United Kingdom Tom Kimber-Smith
Panoz Esperante GT-LM P 312
Ford (Élan) 5.0L V8
15 GT2 23 United States Alex Job Racing Germany Mike Rockenfeller
Germany Klaus Graf
United States Graham Rahal
Porsche 911 GT3-RSR M 311
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
16 LMP2 33 France Barazi-Epsilon United Kingdom Michael Vergers
Denmark Juan Barazi
United Kingdom Elton Julian
Courage C65 M 293
AER P07 2.0L Turbo I4
17 GT2 31 United States Petersen Motorsports
United States White Lightning Racing
Germany Jörg Bergmeister
Germany Tim Bergmeister
Sweden Niclas Jönsson
Porsche 911 GT3-RSR M 292
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
18 GT2 86 Netherlands Spyker Squadron b.v. Netherlands Jeroen Bleekemolen
Netherlands Mike Hezemans
Spyker C8 Spyder GT2-R M 281
Audi 3.8L V8
19 GT1 25 Germany Konrad Motorsport United States Terry Borcheller
France Jean-Philippe Belloc
United States Tom Weickardt
Saleen S7-R P 275
Ford 7.0L V8
20
DNF
GT2 79 United States J-3 Racing United Kingdom Tim Sugden
Germany Wolf Henzler
United States Jim Matthews
Porsche 911 GT3-RSR Y 267
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
21
DNF
GT2 78 United States J-3 Racing United States Spencer Pumpelly
United States Jep Thorton
United States Mark Patterson
Porsche 911 GT3-RSR Y 263
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
22
DNF
LMP2 8 United States B-K Motorsports United States Guy Cosmo
United States James Bach
Brazil Raphael Matos
Courage C65 G 262
Mazda R20B 2.0L 3-rotor
23 GT2 85 Netherlands Spyker Squadron b.v. Netherlands Donny Crevels
Netherlands Peter Kox
Spyker C8 Spyder GT-2 M 248
Audi 3.8L V8
24
DNF
GT2 55 Germany Farnbacher Loles Racing Germany Dominik Farnbacher
Germany Piere Ehret
Denmark Lars-Erik Nielsen
Porsche 911 GT3-RSR Y 198
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
25
DNF
GT2 21 United States BMW Team PTG United States Bill Auberlen
United States Joey Hand
United States Ian James
BMW M3 GTR Y 197
BMW 3.2L I6
26
DNF
LMP2 7 United States Penske Racing Germany Timo Bernhard
France Romain Dumas
United States Patrick Long
Porsche RS Spyder M 193
Porsche MR6 3.4L V8
27
DNF
LMP1 20 United States Dyson Racing United Kingdom Guy Smith
United States Chris Dyson
Lola B06/10 M 173
AER P32T 3.6L Turbo V8
28
NC
GT2 56 Czech Republic Vonka Racing Czech Republic Jan Vonka
Italy Mauro Casadei
United Kingdom Bo McCormick
Porsche 911 GT3-RS D 130
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
29
DNF
LMP1 9 United States Highcroft Racing United States Duncan Dayton
United Kingdom Gregor Fisken
United States Richard Knoop
MG-Lola EX257 D 128
AER P07 2.0L Turbo I4
30
DNF
GT2 22 United States BMW Team PTG United States Justin Marks
United States Bryan Sellers
Germany Martin Jensen
BMW M3 GTR Y 124
BMW 3.4L I6
31
DNF
LMP1 12 United States Autocon Motorsports United States Michael Lewis
United States Chris McMurry
United States Bryan Willman
MG-Lola EX257 D 121
AER P07 2.0L Turbo I4
32
DNF
LMP1 1 United States Audi Sport North America Germany Frank Biela
Germany Marco Werner
Italy Emanuele Pirro
Audi R10 TDI M 117
Audi TDI 5.5L Turbo V12
(Diesel)
33
DNF
GT2 51 Canada Multimatic Motorsports Team Panoz United States Gunnar Jeanette
United States Tommy Milner
Brazil Bruno Junqueira
Panoz Esperante GT-LM P 71
Ford (Élan) 5.0L V8
34
DNF
GT1 26 Germany Konrad Motorsport Italy Fabio Babini
Italy Paolo Ruberti
United Kingdom Jamie Davies
Saleen S7-R P 66
Ford 7.0L V8
35
DNF
LMP2 10 United States Miracle Motorsports United States Andy Lally
United States James Gue
Courage C65 K 62
AER P07 2.0L Turbo I4

Statistics[edit]

  • Pole Position - #2 Audi Sport North America - 1:45.828
  • Fastest Lap - #2 Audi Sport North America - 1:48.373
  • Distance - 1,291.3 miles (2,078.1 km)
  • Average Speed - 107.319 mph (172.713 km/h)

External links[edit]


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