Sebring 2021 Pre-Race Roundup

March 18, 2021

Sebring 2021 Pre-Race Roundup

March 18, 2021

The second round of the 2021 IMSA season is this week at Sebring International Raceway.

IMSA’s WeatherTech Championship takes the spotlight with the 69th running of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. This is also the second race of the IMSA Michelin Endurance Cup.

Additionally, the IMSA MICHELIN Pilot Challenge series has its two-hour Alan Jay 120 on Friday.

Porsche’s and Mazda’s single-make series round out the weekend. The new Porsche Carrera Cup North America debuts with two races and a talented field. The Idemitsu Mazda MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich Tires also has two races.

Here’s our pre-race video, below.


Part of the IMSA Fan Guide, Michelin’s insert features items on each of the above topics and tire allocation for the 12-hour race.


The 12-hour classic has two TV blocks (10 a.m.-noon ET, 7:00-10:30 p.m. ET) on NBCSN with the remainder on the NBC Sports App. All 12 hours are live on TrackPass on NBC Gold.

Michelin is offering a limited quantity of complimentary subscriptions to stream IMSA races via TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold with promo code MICHELINIMSA2021:

Friday’s IMPC Alan Jay 120 is at 2:30 p.m. ET on TrackPass.

The two Porsche Carrera Cup races are Thursday at 5:30 p.m. ET and Friday at 10:10 a.m. ET, both on IMSA.TV.

its two races Thursday at 4:20 p.m. ET and Friday at 9:00 a.m. ET. Races air live on IMSA.TV and TrackPass, and air later on NBCSN.

The Torque Show: The Torque Show has four shows planned for the Sebring 12 weekend, with hosts Justin Bell and Tommy Kendall.


  • Pre-Race, MICHELIN Pilot Challenge: 1:15 p.m.-2:15 p.m.
  • Post-Race, MICHELIN Pilot Challenge: 5 p.m.-6 p.m.


  • Pre-Race, WeatherTech Championship: 9 a.m.-10 a.m.
  • Mid-Race Update Show: 5 p.m.-6 p.m.

Finally, here are Sportscar365’s pair of pre-race items with more info are linked below.

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