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Multimatic’s Super Sebring

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Multimatic’s Super Sebring

SEBRING, FL (March 15th, 2019) – Multimatic is heading into an epic weekend of racing at Sebring in Florida. ‘Super Sebring’ will see the organisation competing in the Twelve Hours of Sebring with the Mazda DPi, the 1000 Miles of Sebring with the Ford GT and the Michelin Pilot Challenge with the Ford Mustang GT4, in addition to supporting many more customer cars across all three championships.

Multimatic Chief Technical Officer, Larry Holt, said: “We have 65 people working at Sebring this weekend, which is an amazing figure when you consider that it wasn’t so long ago that my entire group didn’t have that many people in it. The challenge is both huge and diverse. On one hand we have two complete teams running Multimatic engineered and built cars and on the other we have trailers full of parts and technicians supporting our customer racing programmes. Everywhere you look there’s a man in a gear!”


1000 MILES OF SEBRING (FIA World Endurance Championship)
Friday 15 March 16:00 – 00:00
#66 Ford GT: Stefan Mücke (GER), Olivier Pla (FRA), Billy Johnson (US)
#67 Ford GT: Andy Priaulx (GB), Harry Tincknell (GB), Jonathan Bomarito (US)

The #66 and #67 Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK Ford GTs that compete in the FIA World Endurance Championship are built and run by Multimatic Motorsports Europe. The Sebring race is round six of the eight-race WEC season. It’s important for the team to take maximum points out of Sebring, especially as the #66 GT is currently sitting in second place in the Drivers’ World Championship.

You can catch the WEC action on Friday by using the official World Endurance Championship app or by tuning into Eurosport in Europe or Motor Trend in North America.

FAST FACT: 9 cars in the FIA World Endurance Championship at Sebring are running Multimatic DSSV™ dampers.


TWELVE HOURS OF SEBRING (IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship)
Saturday 16 March 10:40 – 22:40
#55 Mazda DPi: Jonathan Bomarito (US), Harry Tincknell (GB), Olivier Pla (FRA)
#77 Mazda DPi: Oliver Jarvis (GB), Tristan Nunez (US), Timo Bernhard (GER)
#66 Ford GT: Joey Hand (US), Dirk Müller (GER), Sébastien Bourdais (FRA)
#67 Ford GT: Richard Westbrook (GB), Ryan Briscoe (AUS), Scott Dixon (NZ)

Multimatic designed and constructed the Mazda RT24 DPi and continues to provide parts and service to the programme. Multimatic Motorsports provides race engineering support both at the track and between events in preparation for each race and test day. While the lead race engineers and performance team on each car are supplied by Multimatic, the mechanics are provided by Team Joest.

In the GTLM class, two further Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GTs are competing for glory at the Twelve Hours of Sebring.  Both GTs are supplied and supported by Multimatic and run by Ganassi Racing.

Make sure you don’t miss any of the action by downloading the official IMSA app or visiting IMSA.tv or NBC Sports/Velocity.

FAST FACT: 13 cars in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at Sebring are running Multimatic DSSV dampers.


MICHELIN PILOT CHALLENGE
Friday 15 March 12:05 – 14:05
#15 Ford Mustang GT4: Ben Rhodes (US), Myatt Snider (US)
#22 Ford Mustang GT4: Matt Crafton (US), Grant Enfinger (US)

Multimatic has enjoyed great success with the Ford Mustang GT4 in North America.  As the Mustang programme spreads across the globe, the US programme remains strong with two cars, driven by current Ford NASCAR Truck racers, campaigned by Multimatic in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge this weekend.

FAST FACT: 6 cars in the Michelin Pilot Challenge at Sebring are running Multimatic DSSV dampers.

Multimatic also supports the Mercedes-AMG GT3 and GT4 race cars in North America from its base at Mooresville N.C. This includes parts supply and full support for teams racing the Mercedes-AMG.

Running is already underway at Sebring, with Multimatic at the heart of the action!