15 Mar Qualifying result provides a confident feeling for 12h of Sebring
In this years edition of the 12 hours race in Sebring the team Dempsey Racing / Konrad Motorsport starts from grid positions nine and thirteen into the race. With that the team around Patrick Dempsey and Franz Konrad claimed a solid base for the second round of the TUDOR USCC series. Now the drivers aim for further improvements in the course of the race.
After the qualifying session one could really see the relief in Christian Engelharts’ face. “I am really happy that we were able to reasonably shorten the gap to the top”, said the German, who claimed ninth position in the starting grid. After the 27-year-old and his team mates struggled with some problems before, it went considerably better in the qualifying for the well attuned team. “Now we have to tie to this performance also in the race.”
Franz Konrad looks forward to the race ambitiously as well. “We were able to sort out some things and made progress in every single session”, says the team boss, who also gives a hint on the very important role the tyres play in the endurance classic. “The wear on this track is quite high and we really have to take care of the rubber during the stints.”
Andrew Davis, who sat behind the wheel of the #27 Porsche during the qualifying, lapped the demanding Sebring International Raceway in 2.05.087 minutes. With that the American was only 0.3 seconds slower than Christian Engelhart in the sister car. Davis and his team mates Norbert Siedler, Joe Foster und Patrick Dempsey will start into the race from thirteen’s position in the grid for the 12 hours race.
Here is how you can follow the action of the 12 hours race in Sebring:
Television: The TV-Station Fox Sports 1 reports live from the Sebring International Raceway from 10.00am. The race will be started on 10.15am.
In the Internet: The website www.imsa.com provides a live stream of the race. Furthermore the official website of the series provides some very special features like free selectable views from on-board cams of different cars for its fans.
Via smartphone: The one who don’t want to miss one single news from Sebring should download the App “IMSA” on his smart phone. A live timing screen as well as up to date news from Sebring make this App a perfect support for every motorsports fan.
On Facebook: Konrad Motorsport provides you with updates right from the spot in Sebring on a regularly basis. This is the link to the Facebook site of Konrad Motorsport.