24h DUBAI - Latest News! Morning has broken
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 to repair, later in the night an electrical problem threw them even further back to 15th position.
The CM Creativ Marketing GT3 lost their fine second place as the car came to a standstill on the track and had to be repatriated to the pits. The repairs dropped the car to sixth.
A testemony of good endurance gave the all new BMW 120d who's not only leading the dieselclass, but with six hours to go is also in a fine fifth place overall. The "testdrive" of the new car is without big problems, only the ABS had to be switched off and the drivers are now a little easier on the brakes.
Up front the Duller-GTR is still going strong but saw their 11 lap advantage brought back to only five laps. A problem at the back of the car brought the car into the pits for a security checkup. After the stop laptimes raised to 2:16s and with six hours to there is still a chance the second classified AC Bratislava-Porsche GT3 will reel them in. The Slovakian team is almost 12 minutes back, but is lapping momentarely 4 to 5 seconds quicker a lap. If they can keep up this pace we will get a close finish of the Toyo Tires 24h of Dubai.
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.