American Le Mans Testing at Sebring Stirs Net Watchers

Photos: John Machaqueiro

As the ALMS test sessions progress this week at Sebring International Raceway, the Internet is abuzz with commentary over Corvette Racing’s new livery for 2011. Actually, it looks pretty much the same to us, save a few details here and there.

Rather more importantly, the #4 Corvette C6.R of Oliver Gavin and Jan Magnussen was eighth fastest overall in the Wednesday session, as well as first in class. The pair posted a best lap time of 2:02.260 at 108.948 mph average in their 17th lap of the day.

A few spots behind, the #4 car of Oliver, Beretta and Antonio Garcia ranked 12th overall and fifth in class with a result of 2:03.158 at 108.154 mph average speed. There were three Corvettes in the top five results, as well as a pair of Porsche 911 RSR cars. Practice continues on Thursday.

The first event for the 2011 ALMS season is the 59th running of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida, on March 16-19, beginning at 10 a.m. ET. Combined with the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup field, a 59-car grid at Sebring will set the stage for one of the most anticipated editions of America’s greatest sports car race.

The race will be shown live, in its entirety, on and starting at 10 a.m. ABC will provide coverage from 12:30 to 2 p.m. ET on Sunday, March 20.

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