The IMSA field reassembled for its second race of the season following January’s Daytona 24 Hours. The Sebring 12 Hours got off to a frantic start and was decided by a sprint to the flag over the final hour.
Race 2: Sebring
— IMSA (@IMSA) March 17, 2018
A late Safety Car period set up a tense chase to the flag which was won by Pipo Derani. The Nissan driver shared victory with Johannes van Overbeek and Nicolas Lapierre after pulling out a comfortable gap over former Formula One driver Felipe Nasr at the restart.
Derani emerged from his final pit stop with a nine-second gap to Renger van der Zande in the Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac, while Nasr dropped to third.
Both Penske cars were in contention early on but fell by the wayside. Ricky Taylor stopped with engine problems while Juan Pablo Montoya retired the sister car after colliding with Tristan Vautier in the Spirit of Daytona Cadillac.
Victory! @PipoDerani takes the checkered flag, bringing home the victory for his @Nissan-powered No. 22 @PatronESM teammates @Nico_Lapierre and @JohannesvanOver in the #Sebring12! pic.twitter.com/5E9EfEmzy0
— Nissan NISMO (@NISMO) March 18, 2018
Race 5: California
Kevin Harvick’s bid to become the first NASCAR driver in 10 years to win four consecutive races ended when he tangled with Kyle Larson. Reigning champion Martin Truex Jnr took the win.
Also last weekend
The new Moto GP season got off to a spectacular start in Qatar was Andrea Dovizioso resisted a final-corner assault from Marc Marquez to win by less than three-tenths of a second.
Johann Zarco led the majority of the race from pole position before slipping back in the later stages. He eventually finished while Valentino Rossi took the final podium spot.
The 2017-18 Formula E championship reached its halfway stage in Uruguay where Jean-Eric Vergne resisted race-long pressure from Lucas di Grassi to score his second victory of the season:
Over to you
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Next weekend’s racing
The 2018 F1 season begins this weekend at Melbourne in Australia. The following series are also in action:
- NASCAR Cup race 6: Martinsville
Thanks to Robert Mathershaw (@mathers) for contributing to this article.
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