But that's all confusing, so let's just the enjoy the race. You can watch all 12 hours streamed live (March 17 at 10:15 AM in the GMT -5 time zone) at alms.com if you are outside the United States. The same website will also be offering full, 12 hour coverage from on-board cameras on various cars to all, regardless of location, with the choice of team radio or Radio Le Mans commentary. U.S. viewers can watch on ESPN3.com if they have that service; if not, and if watching on on-board cameras is far too maddening, and you can't find/don't want to find a stream elsewhere, ABC will air two hour highlights of the race on Sunday March 18 at noon ET.
I am not sure if WEC races are televised or streamed, but perhaps there will be options through them, or through Audi.tv.
Entry list here: www.alms.com/sites/default/files/races/entry_lists/Sebring-Entry.pdf
Highlights from the ALMS side:
- Simon Pagenaud, full-time in IndyCar this year and long-time Honda favorite, adds to a stout Team Muscle Milk lineup. Their car's laptimes were easily meeting Audi's in testing, now it's all about reliability etc.
- New York is now abbreviated NT
- Ex-BTCC racer Steven Kane joins Dyson as third driver in their new Lola; he won overall at Baltimore in the Oryx Dyson last year.
- Conquest debut their new Morgan LMP2 with ex-IndyCar drivers Martin Plowman and Francesco Dracone.
- Ryan Hunter-Reay joins Level 5 once again in LMP2.
- João Barbosa has changed his name to Joao Porto.
- The two Extreme Speed cars will run with just two drivers each. Must be expecting retirements.
- The highly-rated, GM-backed Jordan Taylor makes his Corvette debut as third driver in the 03.
- Multi-time Rolex 24 GT champion Andy Lally joins Flying Lizard in the 044.
- Memo Gidley returns in the new Team Muscle Milk LMPC.
- Two new LMPC cars from Merchant Services Racing, as well as a new one from Rocketsports headlined by Bruno Junqueira and Tomy Drissi. Dempsey Racing also joins with Henri Richard, Duncan Ende, and Dane Cameron (Patrick's insurance does not cover open-cockpit cars).
- Former IndyCar driver Raphael Matos will race with Performance Tech in LMPC.
- Once a top driver in Grand-Am at age 17 and then a NASCAR prospect with Roush, Colin Braun begins a full season with CORE Autosport in LMPC.
- ALMS missed CORE announcing Burt Frisselle, Alex Popow, and E.J. Viso as drivers of their 06 car.
- Alex Job Racing will field a GTC for Bill Sweedler and Townsend Bell; that pair will drive a Lotus Evora for AJR in the real GT class starting at Long Beach.
- Three Audis, with Loïc Duval their newest ringer.
- Nick Heidfeld completes a really stout Rebellion lineup of Nic Prost and Neel Jani, while Harold Primat joins their second car as the new driver with AMR gone from P1.
- Bertrand Baguette, after defeat in the Indy 500, now races full-time with OAK Racing.
- Strakka get the new HPD, as do JRM, who have David Brabham, Karun Chandhok, and Peter Dumbreck driving. It'll be fun to see the three new HPD P1s (Muscle Milk the other) battling with the three Audis. I know they're fast enough.
- Starworks, a Grand-Am team, will run P2 with an HPD ARX-03b. Their DP runners Ryan Dalziel and Enzo Potolicchio are joined by Stéphane Sarrazin. I have to like their chances in class.
- AMR move to GTE Pro. Stefan Mücke, Adrián Fernández, and Darren Turner go along with them.
- Joël Camathias still races?