BMW wins 12 Hours of Sebring GT for second straight year

BMW Team RLL claims Second Straight 12 Hours of Sebring GT Win

BMW Team RLL didn't have to fear a sophomore slump as it won its second straight 12 Hours of Sebring GT victory. This was the 60th running of the storied race at Sebring International Raceway in central Florida.

nternational Raceway in central Florida.

The no. 56 BMW M3 GT claimed overall victory in the GT class after 307 laps of the “Sebring International Raceway” and a dramatic final stage of the race. Over the course of the thrilling marathon, Dirk Müller (Germany), Joey Hand (U.S.) and Jonathan Summerton (U.S.) shared the driving duties. Last year, Müller and Hand (along with Andy Priaulx) crossed the line as winners in the BMW M3 GT at the season opener.

According to Autoblog, it was quite the finish. "The GT class was the one to watch, with BMWs, Porsches, Ferraris and Corvettes battling for the lead nearly the entire race. In fact, six cars jockeyed for the class lead during the second half of the race, but ultimately, Joey Hand, driving a BMW M3 GT, claimed the victory despite being pushed off the track on the last lap. A remarkable recovery and spinout by a chasing Ferrari kept him in the lead, while Corvette Racing crossed the line in second place about 6.3 seconds behind."

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BMW ... THE ULTIMATE DRIVING MACHINE - nuff said
This was a terrific event ! Sebring is a great race. Watch it from the BMW Corral with my son and we had a great time, great people, awesome views and great racing from all the GT teams. Congrats to BMWCCA and all the Chapters, BMW Driving School people, BMW Motorsport for their attendance, gifts, and support. Truly a great time ! Saw many Corvette , Porsche, & some Ferrari people come to our BMW Corral over the race. Guess they wanted to see BMW friendly people. Not sure If we would be received as well in their Corrals but hope we would. Audi folks were cool ! Had a bunch of crashers come in from the general public looking at all the Beemers, but they were cool. BMW , once again won in the GT Class YEA!!!! That is why I drive BMW M cars, great all around car in so many ways... but unless you have driven them over the years you will never know. BMW MOTORSPORT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! No need to say more.

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