Annual Winter Test offering a preview of 2011 ALMS season
The first North American laps of Ferrari’s new F458 and the debut of Muscle Milk Aston Martin Racing highlight the early entries for the annual Sebring Winter Test for the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón. The two-day session is set for February 9-10 at Sebring International Raceway.
Klaus Graf and team owner Greg Pickett will split time in the Muscle Milk Lola-Aston Martin. It is the same car that finished third in last year’s Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida and second at Long Beach. Here`s how Sebring played out if you need a refresher…
Ferrari’s newest GT challenger follows on the tremendous success of the F430 GT. Extreme Speed Motorsports will have two F458s at the Winter Test with Risi Competizione running a single 458 alongside an F430.
The GT entry for the test is filled with a number of auto manufacturers – GM/Corvette, Porsche, Ford and Ferrari – along with tire manufacturers Michelin, Falken and Dunlop.
There also a number of new names to the Series. They include Performance Tech Motorsports and CORE autosport in LMPC, along with JDX Racing and Kelly Moss Motorsports in GT Challenge.
Additional entries are expected in the coming days. ALMS entries will be on track from 8 a.m. to noon ET both days.
Tickets are $10 per day with no paddock admission or overnight camping.
The first race for the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón is the 59th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida on Saturday, March 19. The race, set for 10:30 a.m. ET on Saturday, March 19, will be shown in its live and in its entirety on ESPN3.com and americanlemans.com. ABC will provide coverage beginning at 12:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, March 20. Visit the American Le Mans Series’ schedule page for information on tickets and area accommodations.
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