March 22, 1998
for the second time in a row, the Moretti Racing
Team did win the famous 12 Hours of Sebring in
Florida/USA in a Ferrari 333 SP s/n 019. Team
boss Gianpiero Moretti and his partners Mauro
Baldi and Didier Theys took the win followed in a
save distance of about one lap by the Panoz GT1
of David Brabham, Andy Wallace and Doc Bundy.
333 SP had been the third car on the grid, and
the fastest time in qualifying had also been set
by a Ferrari 333 SP s/n 017: Wayne Taylor, pilot
for the Doyle-Risi Racing Team, absolved his best
lap on the former airfield in just 1:55,052,
establishing a new overall qualifying record.
Setting a time of 1:55,396, the 333 SP of Moretti
had only been slower by about 0,2 seconds.
Ferrari of the Doyle-Risi Team was piloted by
Wayne Taylor, Fermin Velez and Eric van de Poele
and eventually came in on 6th position, missing
21 laps on Moretti's winning car.
the team of Moretti, Theys and Baldi (Arie
Luyendyk was the fourth driver) had already been
successful in January when they won the 24 Hours
of Daytona, their win at Sebring did fortify
their lead in the overall ranking of the PSRC
(Professional Sportscar Racing), the championship
formerly known as IMSA.
Conditions: Dry, windy
Average Speed : 98.322 mph
Margin of Victory : 1 lap, 31.98 sec
Fastest Lap : 1:57.527 #30 (Theys, Moretti,
Baldi) lap 34
The Momo Ferrari
333 SP s/n 019 was offered after the win in the
Daytona race for $1.3k, will now John McCaw add
this car to most important Ferrari collection in