Full house for second edition of Toyo Tires 24 Hours of Dubai
Full house for second edition of Toyo Tires 24 Hours of Dubai
The first TOYO TIRES 24 HOURS OF DUBAI, in the United Arab Emirates, was a very brave project from the Dutch Creventic organisation, in collaboration with DNRT (Dutch National Racing Team). But the mission succeeded and a second edition was immediately planned. That first event was also an historic one for motorsport, as it was the first ever 24 hour race in the Middle East.
So the Creventic squad and Huub Vermeulen of DNRT continued the effort for 2007 and the entry number of 67 cars in 2006 will be up to 80 for this year’s event, which was the initial aim of the organizers and the Dubai Autodrome.
The technical rulebook of 2006 meant that, even though the organizers had requests from teams running big GT1 cars, they deliberately stuck to a maximum engine capacity of 4000 cc and 6 cylinders. This decision paid off and explained part of the first edition’s success, together, of course, with other factors, such as the open philosophy of bringing professional teams, semi-professional teams and pure amateurs together. This resulted in a wide variety of cars because teams with Seats, Clios, Ford Fiëstas etc. were also welcome. And the speed differences, without the big GT1s, were still acceptable.
On the 12th of January 2007, 13 different makes will be on the grid. The GTs, and more precisely the Porsches, will be, without any doubt, among the frontrunners, but the battle for victory will be wide open because the number of potential winners is considerable.
From the first edition on, illustrious teams and famous drivers were present. This time, the top-3 from last year will be back on the grid, with the winning BMW-squad of Düller and their quartet Quester / Stuck / Peter / Wolf, the Hubert Bergh Motorsport Porsche from Sweden and the AC Bratislava Porsche from Slovakia.
This year’s grid will see 25 different nationalities, with Germany, Holland and Belgium on top. Among the 22 other countries, we even find drivers from Japan and Australia.
The entry will be divided into six main classes, from A1 to A6, or from 1600 cc to 4000 cc, with 2000 cc, 2500 cc, 3000 cc, 3500 cc being the other classes. The diesel powered cars and the Silhouettes (Touring Trophy) are running in a separate class. This makes a total of 8 classes fighting not only for overall victory, but also for the class honours.
Toyo Tires Benelux again will be the major partner of Creventic and there even will be a special trophy for the highest Toyo team in the rankings.
A novelty is the presence of support races. The Lumina CSV Championship ME is an illustrious sprint series from Bahrain. Last but not least is the Drift Challenge, with European specialists facing local heroes from Dubai. This will be without any doubt a spectacular highlight of the event.
Motors TV will again be broadcasting the entire Dubai 24 hours, so TV coverage will be available throughout Europe. The production house Marlin Media is part of this operation.
Following on from this preview, there will be press releases with pictures after qualifying, right after the start and, of course, after the finish of the race. During the race, there will be live timing and updates on www.24hDubai.com.
1 A6 1 Hubert Bergh Motorsport 1 Sweden Porsche 996 GT3 Cup 3598cc
2 Hubert Bergh 3 Nanfred Gottschlich 4 Lars Stugemo 5 Markus Lonnroth
2 A6 8 Hubert Bergh Motorsport 2 Sweden Porsche 996 GT3 Cup 3598cc 9 Magnus Oman 10 Djon Clausen 11 Tomas Nystrom 12 Erik Floren 13 Johan Sturesson
3 A6 15 weiter >>
Heißer Saisonauftakt 2007 für Kurt Thiim
Kurt Thiim (DK) dürfte Mitte Januar 2007 in Dubai ganz kräftig ins Schwitzen geraten. Zusammen mit seinen Freunden Franjo Kovac und Martin Tschornia aus Deutschland wird Kurt einen Renault Clio bei den 24 heißen Stunden auf der Wüstenrennstrec weiter >>
On the Roof of the pit garages the catering is arranged by Courtyard by Marriott.
Courtyard by Marriott Dubai Green Community reflects the finest of 4 star hotels in Dubai. This group stands for perfect service and perfect quality. In the luxurious tent you will find nice round tables. The tables and seats are dressed as in a top restaurant.
From the buffet ther weiter >>
Participating Teams 2007
1 BMSRacing Germany BMW M3 E30 tba petrol
2 CM Creativ GmbH Germany Porsche 996 GT3 Cup 3600 petrol
3 Damax England tba tba tba petrol
4 First Motorsport Belgium Porsche 996 supercup 3600 petrol
5 K&K Racing Team Czech Republic BMW E 36 M3 GTR 3200 petrol
6 KSK Oktanus Lithuania Porsche 996 weiter >>
This is due to the fact that last week we informed all teams on the waitinglist they have the possibility to take part at the 2nd TOYO TIRES 24h race of Dubai.
This will take place on a first pay, first take part basis. New entries will only be accepted on availability.
Today over 85 cars are already on the entry list, while the maximum number of cars is 90. weiter >>
After the successful, first ever 24h car race in the Middle East, this endurance Touring & GT-car race is going to take place at the Dubai Autodrome circuit in Dubai. One of the booming emirates of the UAE.
The Dubai 24h race is targeting, Touring & GT-cars up to 4000cc, weiter >>
We are happy to announce that TOYO TIRES will be the title sponsor for 2nd edition of the 24H race in Dubai January 2007.
"The experience of the TOYO TIRES 24H Dubai 2006 was very positive."; According TOYO TIRES Benelux director Mr. Gijs van Beusekom. "Together with the fact that Creventic BV is working to upgrade the 2nd edition to a higher level, TOYO TIRES decided to weiter >>
The organization is pleased with the huge interest in the second edition of 24h Dubai.
Due to the fact there are already over 75 entries, in cooperation with the Dubai Autodrome it has been decided to increase the entry to maximum 90 cars.
This means an additional 15 cars can enter to this 24h race. Those additional entries will be accepted on a first come, firs weiter >>
Many enthusiastic teams for the second edition of the 24h Dubai 2007 Participating will take place on a first come, first take place basis. The period for making a pre-registration is stopped by the 1st of June.
Last year we started with our promotion activities in Spa and we were surprised about the amount of interesting teams. However, for this year it is even more ove weiter >>
So Second edition 24hDubai will be amended to this official announcement of the UAE Cabinet
This means the event will take place on: 11-12-13 January 2007 So the 24h race will start at Friday 14.00hours and will finish Saturday 14.00hours. Free practise and qualifying will take place on Thursday 11 January. This is good news and will make it possible f weiter >>
Boarding now on RTL5 on behalf of AA Properties DubaiScheduled: Sunday 12 february from 19:50 till 20:30
Marlin Media offers 24hDubai Motors TV DVD
We hope that a lot of participants and visitors in Dubai have seen the very entertaining 50 minutes during Televison program from the 24h race in Dubai.For whom who haven’t seen this or like to weiter >>
Bei der Rennpremiere der 24 Stunden von Dubai konnte das Oscherslebener Team „Schubert Motors" zwei von drei Fahrzeugen erfolgreich ins Ziel bringen. Wir sprachen mit Teamchef Torsten Schubert über das Rennen und seine Einschätzung.
„Zwei von drei Autos im Ziel, dazu noch ein überaus erfolgreicher BMW 120 Diesel auf Platz 9 im Gesamtklassement. Zufrieden?" weiter >>
24 Stunden von Dubai „Dubai Autodrom" 12. und 13. Januar 2006
Erfolgreich verlief die Premiere des 24 Stunden Rennens von Dubai für das Team von „Schubert Motors". Klassensieg und Platz zwei war die Ausbeute.
Mit drei Fahrzeugen ging das Oscherslebener Team in das erste 24 Stunden-Rennen von Dubai, weiter >>
Es hatte alles so fantastisch begonnen bei der Premiere des ersten 24-Stunden-Rennens von Dubai in den Vereinigten Arabischen Emiraten (VAE). Aber für den Mayener endete der Langstreckenmarathon im Land von Tausend und einer Nacht mit einem Alptraum.
Hennerici hatte den Schubert-BMW 320i in die Pole Position d weiter >>
Round 0700 hours the drivers could relax a little after a long period of darkness. More than half of the race-distance has been driven in the dark and it will be a relief for the drivers to drive again in the daylight.
During the night various contenders have had their share of problems. The Lammertink Porsche had a broken driveshaft which costet the team at least 15 laps weiter >>
After 90 minutes of qualifying it became clear who are the favourites for the overall win in de first Dubai 24h-race. Duller Motorsport has two BMW E46 GTR on track and
both cars did very well and grabbed pole position and second on the startinggrid.
The second row is all Porsche GT3, Swedish Hubert Bergh Motorsport did a 2:10.752 and slotted weiter >>
... so könnte man den ersten Renneinsatz von Marc Hennerici in der Wüste von Dubai auch umschreiben. Der Mayener startet dank der großzügigen Unterstützung von mo-we-ko Motorsport Management Koblenz bei der Premiere des ersten 24-Stunden-Rennens am 12./13. Januar in den Vereinigten Arabischen Emiraten (VAE).
Kurzfristig war der Event wegen des plötzliches Todes weiter >>
Tuesday 10 January 2006
15:00 – 18:00 Tour/parade with racecars through Dubai20:30 – 22:30 Welcome 24hDubai cocktail party at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel (exclusively for teams)
Wednesday 11 January 2006
11:00 – 15:00 Free Practice15.30 – 17.00 Qualification19:00 – 21:00 Night Practice
Thursday 12 January 20 weiter >>
Adventure, compliments and critics
Everything is on track and we and the people from Dubai Autorome are still working hard on the last details. Teams are excited to go to Dubai and to be part of this 24h adventure. Although we receive a lot of positive comments, suggestions and compliments, also some teams have some critics.
This complete event is a big ope weiter >>
Start number Class Team Country Car Type
1 A6 Autoracing club Bratislava Slovakia Porsche GT3Miro Konopka Gene Sigal Matthew Alhadeff Jirko Malcharek
2 A6 Eigner Racing Germany Porsche 996 GT3Egidijus Dapsas Nemunas Dagilis Nervijus Dagilis Titas Sereika
4 A6 CM Creativ Marketing GmbH Germany Porsche 996 GT3 CupMartin weiter >>
Please be aware that the race becomes closer and closer.
We are working very hard to recieve all names from our travellers which should be given at the latest 25th of november. Did you check the names and other travelinformation?
All changes after this date bring costs with them which must be paid by the teams.
So please provide us with the right personal weiter >>
PROVISIONAL ENTRY LIST UPDATE
Last week we had 5 new entries, but unfortunately also 5 cancellations, so this means we have still 13 free places available.You will find the Provisional entry list below in this email.
NEW TEAM ENTRIES
Up to 7 October it is still possible the make a entry (entry fee is 5300EUR including transport of th weiter >>
114 DAYS TO GO
We are only 114 days left before the start will take place on January 12th 2006, at the 5,39KM Grand Prix circuit of Dubai Autodrome. Below a short update of the activities so far:
TIRE SERVICE AT THE DUBAI AUTODROME TRACK
Prins Techniek B.V. AND Dunlop GmbH & Co.KgWe received a lot of questions about tires and weiter >>
Of the, in total 90 cars, that can enter the 24h at the Autodrome circuit in Dubai, there are still a few places left.
Because the option date (1sept) for teams on the waiting list to take part is expired, the last 14 entries will be handed to the teams on a first come, first take part basis. (In order of received of payments of complete entry fee) Entry fee: 5300EUR (in weiter >>
We herewith give you an update about the latest developments regarding the 24h race in Dubai January 11-12-13 , 2006.
We have been working behind the screen very hard to organise and to solve important issues such as transport, tire service, catering, hotels, flights and many things more. We are pleased to see that the teams are very anxious to hear about news and weiter >>
Although the organisation is very satisfied because of the enthusiast’s reactions and reaching the maximum of pre-registrations, we apologize for those teams we have to disappoint.
Nevertheless we have started a waiting list.
26-05-2005 14:18 weiter >>
On January 11-12-13th history will see the first 24h race in the middle-east. On a brand new circuit of the Dubai Autodrome the race will start on Thursday 12th at 14.00h. Besides the mainly European teams we will have some competitors from the Arabian Peninsula as well.