From press release
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Chevrolet’s lone triumph in the 63rd 12 Hours of Sebring, Christian Fittipaldi, Joao Barbosa and Sebastien Bourdais teamed in the No. 5 Action Express Racing Corvette DP to make new history.
Jim Hall II opened the day by running exhibition laps in the Chaparral 2 his father and Hap Sharp drove to victory in the 1965 event. The Action Express trio then took over, teaming for a dominant victory, becoming the first United SportsCar Championship team to lap the field.
They led 246 of the 340 circuits, including every lap after Barbosa passed Scott Dixon to take the lead at the seven-hour mark.
Canadian Michael Valiante helped Corvette sweep the DP podium, finishing second with teammates Richard Westbrook and Mike Rockenfeller in the No. 90 VisitFlorida.com. Max Angelelli and brothers Ricky and Jordan Taylor claimed the last podium spot in the No. 10 Konica Minolta Corvette DP.
Attrition sidelined both Tequila Patrón ESM HPD ARX/Hondas, both diesel-powered Mazda Prototypes, the No. 60 Tire Kingdom Service Centers Ligier JS P2/Honda HPD and the No. 0 Claro Video/TracFone DeltaWing DWC13.
Race results – 12 Hours of Sebring
1 - Barbosa-Fittipaldi-Bourdais (Coyote-Corvette) – ActionExpress - 340 laps
2 - R.Taylor-J.Taylor-Angelelli (Dallara-Corvette) – Taylor - 339
3 - Westbrook-Valiante-Rockenfeller (Coyote-Corvette) – SDR - 339
4 - Hand-Pruett-Dixon (Riley-Ford) – Ganassi - 339
5 - Curran-Cameron-Papis (Coyote-Corvette) – ActionExpress - 338
6 - Guasch-Palmer-KimberSmith (Oreca FLM09) – PR1 - 334
7 - Bennett-Braun-Gue (Oreca FLM09) – CORE - 334
8 - Pla-Krohn-Jonsson (Ligier JSP2-Judd) – Krohn - 334
9 - Daly-Mee-French (Oreca FLM09) – Perf.Tech - 333
10 - Garcia-Briscoe-Magnussen (Corvette C7R) – Corvette - 330