Jonny Edgar secures P4 in class at the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring with SCM

Jonny and the Sean Creech Motorsport team secured a brilliant 4th place finish in class at one of the IMSA endurance cup’s toughest races, the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.

Heading into the 72nd edition of the Sebring Twelve Hours, Jonny and the team had to navigate a couple of small technical issues throughout practice, but they made good progress with the car’s setup and a solid performance in qualifying by Jonny’s teammate, Lance Willsey meant the team would start the race from P13 in the LMP2 class.

Motorsport UK Academy Team driver, Jonny had to wait until the 4 hour mark of the race to get his first stint in the car, after Lance took the start followed by their other teammate, Joao Barbosa.

Jonny started his first stint with the car in 11th position and worked his way upto 10th, before handing back over to João. Despite being two laps down in class as a result of Lance avoiding an accident, Jonny and João, who would share the driving duties over the second half of the race, were able to recover those laps through clever driving and a cunning pit stop strategy.

The D.Tolson & Sons supported driver was given the honour of finishing the race for the team and after a final stop for fuel, Jonny made a number of great overtakes, stayed out of trouble and was able to go from P7 to P4.

Jonny: “It was a great race. The team did a mega job with the strategy to get the laps back and then at the end, pitting at the right time. I made up some places at the start and was then able to hold on until the end. The car was really good in the night which was really important.

Moving forward we’ll look into why the car was so much better at night because if we can figure that out, we can have some really strong results in future races. Overall it was a clean race on our side, everyone in the team did a fantastic job and I appreciate the hard work everyone at the team put in. I’ve also got to say that my teammates Lance and João did a great job all weekend and it was nice that compared to Daytona we were so much more competitive.”

Jonny will be back with the Sean Creech Motorsport team from 20-23 June for the Sahlen’s Six Hours at Watkins Glen, but for now his attention will turn to the opening round of the European Le Mans Series at Barcelona on the 14th of April.

All of the IMSA and ELMS races in 2024 will be available to view on the championship’s YouTube channels.