69th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Caps Nonstop Action
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Presented by Advance Auto Parts is one of the most revered and well-known endurance races on the planet. The 69th running of the iconic IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship event headlines a week’s worth of exciting racing action next month at Sebring International Raceway.
For the inaugural Sebring SportsCar Week, no fewer than 12 races spanning eight series will take place on the 17-turn, 3.74-mile road course beginning March 13 and climaxing with the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring on March 20. Track officials released the provisional event schedule on Thursday.
In addition to the WeatherTech Championship headliner that concludes the festivities, four other IMSA-sanctioned series will race at Sebring. The IMSA Prototype Challenge is the finale for a slate of races on Saturday, March 13 that also includes Porsche Sprint Challenge (two races), Masters Endurance Legends (two races) and GT Celebration (one race) competition. The Prototype Challenge race begins at 3:35 p.m. ET.
Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring week kicks into high gear on Wednesday, March 17. Besides the five classes of the WeatherTech Championship, other IMSA series competing will be the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge, Porsche Carrera Cup North America and Idemitsu Mazda MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich Tires.
The Porsche Carrera Cup is making its North American debut with a pair of 45-minute races, one each on Thursday, March 18 and Friday, March 19. Mazda MX-5 Cup announced earlier this week that it will stage a two-day show at Sebring, also with a 45-minute race each day on March 18 and 19.
Coming off a thrilling four-hour race last month at Daytona International Speedway, the Pilot Challenge returns to its typical two-hour event at Sebring, the Alan Jay Automotive Network 120 on March 19.
It all leads up to the main event, the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. The green flag waves at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 20. Complete flag-to-flag coverage is available on TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold starting at 10 a.m. It is also available on the NBC Sports App from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. before switching to NBCSN from 7 p.m. until the race conclusion.
The year’s Twelve Hours of Sebring comes just four months following the 2020 race, which was moved from its traditional mid-March date to November due to scheduling changes forced by the coronavirus pandemic. The No. 55 Mazda Motorsports Mazda DPi is the reigning race winner.
Tickets and information for Sebring SportsCar Week and Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring are available at www.sebringraceway.com.
Here is the schedule of races for Sebring SportsCar Week, which includes the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring (all times Eastern):
Saturday, March 13
- 8:45 a.m.: Masters Endurance Legends Race 1
- 10:45 a.m.: Porsche Sprint Challenge Race 1
- 12:25 p.m.: Masters Endurance Legends Race 2
- 1:20 p.m. GT Celebration
- 2:15 p.m.: Porsche Sprint Challenge Race 2
- 3:35 p.m.: IMSA Prototype Challenge
Thursday, March 18
- 4:40 p.m.: Mazda MX-5 Cup Race 1
- 5:50 p.m.: Porsche Carrera Cup Race 1
Friday, March 19
- 9 a.m.: Mazda MX-5 Cup Race 2
- 10:10 a.m.: Porsche Carrera Cup Race 2
- 2:35 p.m.: IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge Alan Jay Automotive Network 120
Saturday, March 20
- 10:30 a.m.: Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Presented by Advance Auto Parts