Extreme Speed Motorsports are hunting a home win in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship at this weekend’s Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fuelled by Fresh from Florida, as well as valuable point in the Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup.
The team, who have 2012 winner Ryan Dalziel in their ranks, head into the half-day race looking for an improvement on their Daytona 24 Hours form, in which the No.1 HPD ARX-03b suffered mechanical issues mid-race, and the No.2 finished in seventh.
For Sebring, the No.1 HPD will be piloted by Dalziel, Scott Sharp and David Brabham, with the No.2 being driven by Ed Brown, Johannes van Overbeek and Simon Pagenaud. But, the cars they’ll be racing in at Sebring will be different from the Daytona ones, with IMSA increasing the amount of fuel the HPDs can run by three liters, making a total fuel capacity of 75 liters, as well as the team having a slightly larger restrictor in the fuelling hose.
“This is the second race of the Tequila Patrón North American Endurance championship and a critical race for ESM/Patrón to score the maximum amount of points,” said Sharp. “The race will be incredibly challenging and exciting. The car count is huge – one of the biggest in Sebring history. There will be non-stop action. Sebring is a gruelling track for the drivers, the race cars and the team but very rewarding to finish first.
“The entire ESM/Patrón team has been working non-stop to ensure our HPDs can handle the competition and withstand the harsh racing surface. It would be rewarding for ESM to win at Sebring because it is our home track and we’re hungry for another win.”
The 62nd annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fuelled by Fresh from Florida will be available for all to watch in Europe, with more details here.