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Lexus Set for Twelve Hours of Sebring Race in Florida

Lexus AIM RC F Racing

Lexus and AIM Vasser Sullivan (AVS) Racing are gearing up for the 2019 season second round of IMSA GTD racing at the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring in central Florida on Saturday 16 March starting at 10:40 AM.

Given the race’s extended length (second only to the season-opening 24 Hours of Daytona), a third driver has been recruited for each of the two Lexus RC F GT3 racers. Full-season drivers Townsend Bell and Frankie Montecalvo will team up in the No. 12 Lexus with two-time Indy Lights race winner Aaron Telitz; while the No. 14 Lexus will see full-season drivers Jack Hawksworth and Richard Heistand joined by Philipp Frommenwiler.

Lexus RC F Racing

Lexus currently ranks second in the IMSA GTD manufacturer point standings following top-five finishes for both AIM Vasser Sullivan RC F GT3 entries in the first round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at Daytona. The AVS No. 12 team currently ranks second in the GTD driver and team championship points, while the AVS No. 14 team sits fifth in the standings.

Diehard Toyota and Lexus motorsports enthusiasts with lots of stamina and little need for sleep should note that the 12 Hours of Sebring is actually the second of two events comprising the so-called SuperSebring Weekend, which will also see the Toyota TS050 LMP1 racers compete in the 6th round of the FIA World Endurance Championship’s 2018-2019 “super season”. The “1000 Miles of Sebring” will take place on Friday 15 March from 4 PM to Midnight.

More information, including U.S. telecast scheduling is included in a Lexus USA Newsroom release.

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LexusTechSA
Link to qualifying results for Super GT

https://supergt.net/results/index/2018/Round3/3/gt500

https://supergt.net/results/index/2018/Round3/3/gt300

So Lexus failed in the GT500 so far as well as Nuburgring

I think there's something wrong this season
Another thing I forgot to mention. The Blancpain GT Series entrance is one of the biggest moves Lexus has made. It has made them a huge player among the "big boy" cars that come from Lamborghini, Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari and Bentley. Currently, they need to do plenty of work in terms of the championships but they're still doing a commendable job. Still, they need to win it all. Go Lexus!
I've never followed the Lexus racing program in recent years since I am a WRC guy. Could someone summarize how well the RC fares in GT racing?

GT500 is just stupid. I couldn't care less about silouette cars especially when there's no obligatory road homologation.
ssun30
I've never followed the Lexus racing program in recent years since I am a WRC guy. Could someone summarize how well the RC fares in GT racing.
The RC F GT3 program looks to be picking up steam:
  • After a season and a half with little success, 3GT Racing won their first IMSA race this month.
  • The European program had more success, and was competitive in VLN in 2016 and the GT Open in 2017. Emil Frey Racing is now in the Blancpain GT series, a considerably more prestigious championship, and have managed a third place finish in four races this year.
  • The RC F GT3 in Japan has really struggled, but a newly formed team with SuperGT legend Morio Nitta just finished first in this weekend's race.
This could just be a string of good luck, but hopefully the teams on all three continents will continue to be competitive. I know the first place finish by 3GT has energized my interest.
congratulations Lexus!
Finally a good result after the bad start
Congratulations to Toyota
Lexus IS just racking up those wins . Nice !!
Everything start getting better!!!
1 to 3 once you get there you get there good job team .

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