DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – On Saturday, March 21, many of IMSA’s best drivers will go virtual racing as part of IMSA Sebring SuperSaturday, a 90-minute online event on iRacing.
While the real Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Advance Auto Parts has been rescheduled to the weekend of Nov. 11-14, IMSA couldn’t let the originally scheduled date pass without some action from Sebring Int’l Raceway.
So, in partnership with iRacing, IMSA is hosting a 90-minute, single-class shootout at Sebring. The race begins at 2:30 p.m. ET, with a 15-minute warm-up session from 2 to 2:15 p.m. and single-car qualifying from 2:15 to 2:25 p.m.
“IMSA is committed to delivering a realistic racing experience to our fans, competitors and partners this weekend,” said IMSA President John Doonan. “Most IMSA drivers use iRacing or other simulators on a regular basis to sharpen their skills and prepare for upcoming races. This weekend, they will do it in front of an audience.
“We are grateful to iRacing and many of our other partners for creating this opportunity to entertain our loyal IMSA fans.”
Starting at 2:30 p.m. ET, the race will be streamed live on iRacing’s Twitch channel and the iRacing eSports Network on YouTube.
The commentary team will include the voice of IMSA Radio’s John Hindhaugh.
The field will be comprised of IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge drivers, who will choose from one of four recent WeatherTech Championship GT Le Mans (GTLM) class race cars: the BMW M8 GTE, Ferrari 488 GTE, Porsche 911 RSR and Ford GT.
Several IMSA stars already have committed to participate in the IMSA Sebring SuperSaturday. The full entry list will be released shortly.