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Last Hour of the Last ALMS Twelve Hours of Sebring: Audi on Track to Win

By James Fish
Epoch Times Staff
Created: March 16, 2013 Last Updated: March 16, 2013
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Benôit Tréluyer in the #1 Audi R18 e-tron quattro leads the Twelve Hours of Sebring with one hour left to race. (James Fish/The Epoch Times)

Benôit Tréluyer in the #1 Audi R18 e-tron quattro leads the Twelve Hours of Sebring with one hour left to race. (James Fish/The Epoch Times)

Tom Kristensen in the #2 Audi is chasing its team car, the #1; both Audis are five laps ahead of the third-place Rebellion in the last hour of the Sebring 12 Hours. (James Fish/The Epoch Times)

Tom Kristensen in the #2 Audi is chasing its team car, the #1; both Audis are five laps ahead of the third-place Rebellion in the last hour of the Sebring 12 Hours. (James Fish/The Epoch Times)

With one hour left in the last Twelve Hours of Sebring sanctioned by the American Le Mans Series, Benôit Tréluyer in the #1 Audi R18 e-tron Quattro leads his team mate Thomas Kristensen by a little over ten seconds. The Audi pair has a five-lap cushion over the #12 Rebellion Lola-Toyota of Neel Jani.

Behind the Audis, Ryan Briscoe and Simon Pagenaud of Level 5 hold the top two places in P2, with Briscoe almost a minute ahead of his team mate. Eric Lux in the #41 Greaves Motorsports Zytec is three laps back.

The rest of the classes are up for grabs.

In GT Gianni Bruni in the #62 Risi Ferrari has 28 seconds over Tommy Milner in the #4 Corvette C6-R, who has a lap on Wolf Henzler in the #17 Falken Tire Porsche.

In PC, Kyle Marcelli of #8 Bar 1 Oreca has a nine second lead over David Ostella in the #52 PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports Oreca. A lap back, Sebring rookie Tristan Nunez is chasing in the #500 Performance Tech car.

Spencer Pumpelly in the #45 Flying Lizard Porsche has a ten-second lead over Damian Faulkner in the #66 TRG Porsche in the GTC class. Jeroen Bleekemolen in the Alex Job Racing Porsche is a lap behind Falkner.

Any of these classes could go to any of the top three in each. A slow pit stop, a problem in traffic, or a really inspired stint by  driver, and the order could be completely upset.

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