This can’t be good news for the competition: Maserati MC12 driven by Michael Bartels and Andrea Bertolini wins first race of the season at Sebring, and takes home the prestigious ‘Tourist Trophy’. The Modenese car beat off Bert-Janis’ Saleen S7R and the Aston Martin DBR9 driven by Gollin-Babini.

The morning started with a wet track and uncertain weather, but after switching first to intermediate tires and then to racing slicks, the MC12s combination of speed, luck, and smart pit planning meant an easy 1st place finish.