Magnus racing Ready for Sebring

Magnus Racing Ready to go The Distance at Sebring

SEBRING, Fla. (March 13, 2019) – Following a steady opening to their 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship campaign during the Rolex 24 at Daytona, Magnus Racing and the No. 44 Lamborghini Huracán GT3 EVO will head to this Saturday’s Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring in search of a return to their winning form. Having previously taken victory in 2014, the combination of drivers John Potter, Andy Lally and Spencer Pumpelly will arrive as one of a multitude of GTD-category teams in strong contention.

“This Saturday, we’ll be reluctantly crouched at the starting line,” stated Magnus Racing team owner and driver John Potter. “The engines will be pumping and thumping in time. The green light flashes, the flags go up, churning and burning, we all yearn for the cup.”

Celebrating their 10th year of top-level GT competition, Magnus Racing will arrive at the notorious 12-hour event in search of adding another victory to their renowned endurance tally. With a previous Sebring victory as part of their long-distance heritage that includes two Rolex 24 wins as well as two Endurance Cup championships, the Lamborghini Huracán enters the event as the defending marque to win the category, with all three drivers having won at the circuit; Potter and Lally during the team’s 2014 win, and Pumpelly during the 2017 Pilot Challenge race.

For Andy Lally, optimism is present for a good run.

“The field will deftly maneuver and muscle for rank,” stated Lally. “Fuel burning fast on an empty tank. Reckless and wild, they pour through the turns
Their prowess is potent and secretly stern.”

For Spencer Pumpelly, winning at the “12 Hour” remains unfinished business, and something he’s continued to strive for every year.

“As we speed through the finish, the flags go down,” stated the two-time Rolex 24 winner. “The fans get up and they get out of town. The arena is empty except for one man, still driving and striving as fast as he can. The sun has gone down and the moon has come up, and long ago somebody left with the cup, but he’s driving and striving and hugging the turns and thinking of someone for whom he still burns.”

Official practice for the event begins tomorrow, March 14, with the race taking place the morning of Saturday, March 16. In the U.S. live coverage will begin at 10:30AM ET on CNBC, with the final seven hours available on NBCSN, or the race in its entirety via the NBC Sports App. International coverage can be found continuously via