Bill Kent: 2016 Sebring Twelve Hours Photo Gallery One

By Chris Jasurek, Epoch Times
March 24, 2016 1:37 pm Last Updated: March 24, 2016 1:40 pm

SEBRING, Fla.—Veteran race photographer Bill Kent offers this set of images from the 2016 IMSA WeatherTech Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, March 19, 2016. The race started under overcast skies, was red-flagged for a few hours due to severe weather, and finished under dry conditions.

The #2 Extreme Speed Motorsports Ligier-Honda won the race, followed by the two Action Express Coyote-Corvettes. Pipo Derani, driving the winning car, took the lead only five minutes from the finish.

Corvette Racing’s #4 C7.R won in GT Le Mans, beating the pole-setting #25 BMW Team RLL M6 by only 2.8 seconds after 12 hours of racing.

The #63 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 488 GT3 won the GT Daytona class by 2.3 seconds over the #96 Turner BMW. In Prototype Challenge, the #54 Core Autosport Oreca beat the #52 PR1/Mathiasen Oreca by only 1.2 seconds.

(All photos: Bill Kent/Epoch Times)

The #2 Extreme Speed Motorsports Ligier-Honda won the race by less than three seconds. (Bill Kent/Epoch Times)
The #2 Extreme Speed Motorsports Ligier-Honda won the race by less than three seconds. (Bill Kent/Epoch Times)

Cars line up on the grid before the start of the Twelve Hours of Sebring. (Bill Kent/Epoch Times)
Cars line up on the grid before the start of the Twelve Hours of Sebring. (Bill Kent/Epoch Times)

Fred Makowiecki waits in the cockpit of the #912 Porsche North America 911 RSR for the start of the 2016 Sebring Twelve Hours. (Bill Kent/Epoch Times)
Fred Makowiecki waits in the cockpit of the #912 Porsche North America 911 RSR for the start of the 2016 Sebring Twelve Hours. (Bill Kent/Epoch Times)

Corvette Racing's #4 C7.R won the GT Le Mans class by only 2.8 seconds after 12 hours of racing. (Bill Kent/Epoch Times)
Corvette Racing’s #4 C7.R won the GT Le Mans class by only 2.8 seconds after 12 hours of racing. (Bill Kent/Epoch Times)

The #22 GTD AJR Porsche leads the #67 GTLM Ford GT around Turn 17 at Sebring. (Bill Kent/Epoch Times)
The #22 GTD AJR Porsche leads the #67 GTLM Ford GT around Turn 17 at Sebring. (Bill Kent/Epoch Times)

The #912 Porsche RSR finished third in GTLM, five seconds behind the winning Corvette. (Bill Kent/Epoch Times)
The #912 Porsche RSR finished third in GTLM, five seconds behind the winning Corvette. (Bill Kent/Epoch Times)

The #3 Corvette collided with the #911 Porsche while the pair were running one-two in class, after eight hours of racing. (Bill Kent/Epoch Times)
The #3 Corvette collided with the #911 Porsche while the pair were running one-two in class, after eight hours of racing. (Bill Kent/Epoch Times)

The #10 Wayne Taylor Racing Dallara-Corvette races towards Turn Seven. (Bill Kent/Epoch Times)
The #10 Wayne Taylor Racing Dallara-Corvette races towards Turn Seven. (Bill Kent/Epoch Times)

The #54 Core Autosport Oreca beat the #52 PR1/Mathiasen Oreca by only 1.2 seconds in Prototype Challenge. (Bill Kent/Epoch Times)
The #54 Core Autosport Oreca beat the #52 PR1/Mathiasen Oreca by only 1.2 seconds in Prototype Challenge. (Bill Kent/Epoch Times)

Storm clouds cover Sebring Raceway after three hours of racing. (Bill Kent/Epoch Times)
Storm clouds cover Sebring Raceway after three hours of racing. (Bill Kent/Epoch Times)

After two-and-a-half hours the storms subsided and racing resumed on a still-sodden race track. (Bill Kent/Epoch Times)
After two-and-a-half hours the storms subsided and racing resumed on a still-sodden race track. (Bill Kent/Epoch Times)

GTD and GTLM cars negotiate Turn Nine, leaving clouds of spray. (Bill Kent/Epoch Times)
GTD and GTLM cars negotiate Turn Nine, leaving clouds of spray. (Bill Kent/Epoch Times)

The #66 Ford-Ganassi Ford GT finished fifth in GTLM.  (Bill Kent/Epoch Times)
The #66 Ford-Ganassi Ford GT finished fifth in GTLM. (Bill Kent/Epoch Times)