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12 Hours of Sebring
13th - 16th March 2013
Graham Goodwin tells us why Sebring is so special:
"In March each year thousands of race fans descend on the historic town of Sebring in Florida for the annual 12 hours race, that marks the start of the endurance racing season. 2013 sees the 61st running of the great American endurance classic – and it’s a race like no other on the global calendar – run on a dedicated circuit originally forged from the runways and taxiways a WWII Bomber training base it’s regarded by many as the most gruelling of the endurance classics, more so indeed than the 24 Hour races that run for twice as long."
"Sound, speed and fury is what its all about at Sebring – the wide open
spaces and a mix of super fast and trickily slow corners mean that there
is going to be fireworks right from the off – The barnstorming run into
Sebring’s daunting blind Turn One is one where watchers and drivers
hold their breath and see what comes out the other side."
"For those racing fans that bemoan the lack of
aural delights nowadays there’s nothing to fear at Sebring – pancake
flat the sound, and plenty of it, is a big part of the attraction –
rumbling V8s, screaming V12s - do bring earplugs – it’s great to hear
it but remember this race does run for 12 Hours!"
"The ALMS paddock is legendary for its friendly
‘For The Fans’ Approach – the cars are right there and the teams are
(usually) happy to have fans watch them prepare for the race. The
drivers are always around too – it’s a way more friendly and accessible
venue than some of the European tracks – and even if you don’t manage to
see your favourites in the run up to the race they’ll all be at the
autograph session – leave space in your case for a 2012 selection of
signed posters, postcards and the like – There’s going to be plenty of
"Beyond the paddock there’s plenty to see and do at the circuit – The infamous Party Zone features a ‘World famous’ bikini contest, an Iron Man Challenge and live music – There are funfairs too plus manufacturer exhibitions and demos, the Car Club Corrals and exhibitions of historic race cars – Don’t forget the people watching either – the infsmous ‘Cow Parade’ and the unique home built Sebring fan mobiles - You will not be short of things to fill the time."
Graham is the editor of Dailysportscar.com and a regular contributor to Radio Le Mans.
For 2013 the Radio Le Mans Travel Club are offering a number of travel, ticket and accommodation options to enable you to attend the 12 Hours of Sebring. These options can be arranged with direct flights from the UK with Virgin Atlantic if required.
Suggested 12 Hours of Sebring 2013 Itinerary:
Wednesday 13th March:
Arrive in Orlando Florida in the afternoon. Collect your hire car and drive to your reserved accommodation ready for the 12 Hours of Sebring.
Thursday 14th March:
There is racing at the circuit from 08.00hrs to 21.00hrs including the first night practice sessions for the 12hrs of Sebring. A visit to the centre of downtown Sebring at lunchtime will reward you with an historic car gathering and a local stores. A great place for lunch.
Friday 15th March:
After a short practice session in the morning the
drivers retire to the paddock for the Autograph session. Meet your
favourite driver and wish him luck for the afternoon qualifying session.
After qualifying the night is your's to enjoy a night out at the
"Lakeview Restaurant" or "Sunset Grille" by the lake.
Saturday 16th March:
Race Day! Get to the circuit early for the warm up and then wander the open grid. One of the highlights of Sebring is getting up close and personal to the cars and teams before the race. Clear the grid in time for the start of the race at 10.30hrs followed by 12 hours of spectacular racing. Make sure that you watch from every corner.
Sunday 17th March:
After a late breakfast check out of your accommodation & return to Orlando for your return flight. Alternatively you may prefer to extend your stay in Orlando to visit some of the theme parks, head to the Everglades or just do some shopping.
We are pleased to be able to offer three different types of accommodation for the 12 Hours of Sebring 2013:
Click on the links above for more details and prices.
Reservations for this event are now open.
Call us now on (0844) 873 0203 for more details or to book your place for the 12 Hours of Sebring 2013.