Mercedes-AMG Motorsport Ready for the 24H Dubai

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport Ready for the 24H Dubai

11.01.2017: Seven AMG Customer Sports teams will be competing in the desert for the first victory of the year (Start: Friday 14th January, 11am CET).




Seven AMG Customer Sports teams will be competing in the desert for the first victory of the year (Start: Friday 14th January, 11am CET).





Lining up in the 99-vehicle starter field will be Hofor Racing as the reigning champions of the 24H Series and class winners in last year’s 24 Hours of Dubai. The Swiss outfit will be taking their new Mercedes-AMG GT3 for its first competitive outing with one clear objective – to defend their title.


BLACK FALCON are entering two Mercedes-AMG GT3s and are intent on maintaining their impressive record at the race venue on the Persian Gulf.



The German team has already celebrated three victories plus a second and third place in the general classification at the Dubai Autodrome with its earlier SLS AMG GT3s.




Further Mercedes-AMG GT3s will be deployed by HTP Motorsport, IDEC Sport Racing and SPS automotive-performance, as well as an SLS AMG GT3 prepared by Gravity Racing International.



The 24-hour race in Dubai has been a popular fixture on the calendar for many of the top teams and drivers in recent years, especially in the A6 class, which is the most hotly contested category this time around with 25 entrants vying for the prestige of winning the first 24-hour race of the new year.



Extract from the 24H Dubai starter list





1  Mercedes-AMG GT3  Hofor Racing
Roland Eggimann, Christiaan Frankenhout, Kenneth Heyer, Chantal Kroll, Michael Kroll


2 Mercedes-AMG GT3 BLACK FALCON
Patrick Assenheimer, Jeroen Bleekemolen, Manuel Metzger, Khaled Al Qubaisi


3  Mercedes-AMG GT3  BLACK FALCON
Abdulaziz Al Faisal, Michal Broniszewski, Yelmer Buurman, Maro Engel, Hubert Haupt


16  Mercedes-AMG GT3  SPS automotive-performance
Lance David Arnold, Tim Müller, Tom Onslow-Cole, Valentin Pierburg


17  Mercedes-AMG GT3  IDEC Sport Racing
Gabriel Abergel, Patrice Lafargue, Paul Lafargue, Alban Varutti


22  SLS AMG GT3  Gravity Racing International
Jarek Janis, Christian Kelders, Gerard Lopez, Vincent Radermecker


25 Mercedes-AMG GT3  HTP Motorsport
Alexander Hrachowina, Wim de Pundert, Bernd Schneider, Carsten Tilke




- Bradley Lord, photos Mercedes

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