Six TCR cars to compete in the 24H Dubai

11.01.2017: Six teams will compete in the TCR class of the 24H Dubai, the opening round of

Six teams will compete in the TCR class of the 24H Dubai, the opening round of the 24H Series.

United Arab Emirates-based Lap 57 Motorsports will run a Honda Civic TCR for local drivers Mohammed Al Owais, Abdullah Al Hammadi, Zader Zuhour and Saeed Al Mehairi.

Four SEAT León cars have been entered in the endurance race, two each fitted with the DSG and the sequential gearboxes.

The 2016 Touring Car Endurance Series champion car run by Red is driven by England’s Kane Astin and Daniel Wheeler, Iran’s Aram Martroussian and Netherlands’ Christian Dijkhof.

 Polish young lady Gosia Rdest shares the second León DSG of Zest Racecar Engineering with Philippe Ulivieri from France and a trio of Americans: Josh Allen, JT Coupal and John Weisberg.

The two León SEQ cars have been entered by Team Bleekemolen – for the all Dutch line-up of Michael Bleekemolen, Sebastian Bleekemolen, Dennis de Borts and Aart-Jan Ringelberg – and Hong Kong’s Modena Motorsports – with the Canadian pair of Wayne Shen and John Shen sharing driving duties with Francis Tjta of Netherlands and Mathias Beche of Switzerland.

However, all eyes will be on the debutante Cadspeed Racing’s Audi RS 3 LMS in the hands of Touring Car veteran James Kaye and his fellow countryman Julian Griffin.

The 24-hour race will kick off Friday at 14:00 local time (11:00 CET); results, news, live timing and live streaming will be available at .

Fabio Ravaioli-  photo TCR


11.01.2017 / MaP

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