WeatherTech Racing finished the 12 Hours of Sebring placing third, duplicating their finish from last year’s race at Sebring International Raceway in Florida.
After qualifying third, the WeatherTech Racing-AMG GT3 was penalized for a ride height violation, sending them to the back of the 53-car grid. It did not take long for the WeatherTech Racing team to get back to the front, taking the lead just after the two-hour mark.
The team would battle throughout the day with team Corvette for the GTD-PRO lead until the race was hampered by a dozen caution periods.
“The whole race was going our way,” said driver Daniel Juncadella. “I had a good feeling that we would get a great result. The WeatherTech Racing Mercedes-AMG GT3 was really good. I think we had a perfect strategy. The last hour, it was a roll of the dice, and we didn’t roll the right one. When you have a car that can win and you don’t, it is disappointing. I think tomorrow it will taste better. We got P3 and go away with a strong result.”
“It is very important to score big points,” said driver Jules Gounon. “This championship is crazy. Sometimes you are last, then you are back in P1 and you are fuel saving. You are never finished, that is the beauty of IMSA. Sometimes you have the car to win and sometimes you get beat. It is a very long championship, everyone is strong.”
“It is great to be on the podium in this iconic race,” said driver Maro Engel. “Today we had all the ingredients to win. The last hour strategy didn’t go our way for the win with all the yellows.”
WeatherTech Racing will now set their sights on the Long Beach Grand Prix, which will take place April 14-15.
- From WeatherTech Racing