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[All Creventic Series - H24h - TCE - Proto 2019]

Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 09:13 am
by erwin greven
Almost 100 Cars on Provisional 24H Dubai Entry List

Large grid confirmed for 14th running of Hankook 24H Dubai in January…

An early entry list for the 2019 Hankook 24 Hours of Dubai has been released, with a total of 96 cars provisionally confirmed for the new year enduro on Jan. 11-12.

Twenty-four GT3 cars are listed in the leading A6 category, which features several top European teams including WRT, HTP Motorsport and Grasser Racing Team.

Black Falcon, which holds a record of four victories at Dubai, is set to return with a pair of Mercedes-AMG GT3s including one for defending winners Yelmer Buurman, Abdulaziz Al Faisal and Hubert Haupt.

They will be joined this time by Saud Al Faisal, while the sister Black Falcon machine has Luca Stolz, Khaled Al Qubaisi and Bret Curtis named.

Most entries on the provisional list, including the majority of the A6 field, do not have any drivers confirmed.

ADAC GT Masters champion and 2017 Dubai winner Herberth Motorsport will run a single Porsche 911 GT3 R, while Attempto Racing and Car Collection Motorsport will each enter a pair of Audi R8 LMS GT3s.

WRT, Sainteloc Racing and BWT Muecke Motorsport are also part of the Audi contingent with single-car efforts.

2017 Blancpain GT Series champion Grasser has a Lamborghini Huracan GT3 entered and there is also a BMW M6 GT3 listed for French team 3Y Technology.

Asian team interest is provided by KCMG, which is set to field two Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3s, and Thai squad Orchid Racing with its pair of old-spec Mercedes SLS GT3s.

The entry list also includes 18 GT4 cars and a 16-strong TCR field, along with grids for the 991, SPX, SP2, SP3, A3 and CUP1 classes. ... ntry-list/

Re: [All Creventic Series - H24h - TCE - Proto 2019]

Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 17:06 pm
by erwin greven

Re: [All Creventic Series - H24h - TCE - Proto 2019]

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:01 pm
by erwin greven
The DUBAI 24 HOUR race has started at 12pm CET / 6am EST

Re: [All Creventic Series - H24h - TCE - Proto 2019]

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:18 pm
by Everso Biggyballies
Thanks for the heads up and stream link. :thumbsup:

Re: [All Creventic Series - H24h - TCE - Proto 2019]

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 04:42 am
by Everso Biggyballies
That was a big fire 4 hours or so in in the Dubai 24H


Re: [All Creventic Series - H24h - TCE - Proto 2019]

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 05:27 am
by Everso Biggyballies
Highlights first 8 hours

Re: [All Creventic Series - H24h - TCE - Proto 2019]

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:04 am
by erwin greven

Re: [All Creventic Series - H24h - TCE - Proto 2019]

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 15:53 pm
by erwin greven
Dubai Post-Race Notebook

Jake Kilshaw’s post-race notebook from the Hankook 24 Hours of Dubai…

***Rik Breukers revealed that he drove the race-winning Car Collection Motorsport Audi R8 LMS GT3 Evo without air con, because he didn’t know the car was equipped with it. The Dutchman completed 9.5 hours behind the wheel.

***Breukers spent a few hours early in the race battling for the lead with Grasser Racing Team, the team he has frequently driven for. While not yet confirmed, he could be added to the team’s lineup for the Rolex 24 at Daytona later this month, having won the race with Grasser last year.

***Audi’s win marks its second at Dubai, with WRT having claimed victory in 2016. It also keeps up an unbroken string of German manufacturers winning the race since its inaugural running in 2006. At 607 laps, this year’s race was the third-longest distance travelled by the winner.

***The total of 14 Audis in the race, between GT3, GT4 and TCR entries, matches last year’s record number of customer cars in a single race.

***In addition to Rik Breukers winning overall, his father Ivo finished third in the TCE edition, sharing the Red Cupra TCR with Henry Littig, Cody Hill and Klaus Kresnik.

***The TCE race win went to Autorama Motorsport by Wolf-Power Racing with its Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR piloted by Marlon Menden, Fabian Danz, Yannick Mettler, Stefan Tanner and Jerome Ogay, who finished 26th overall.

***Duncan Huisman revealed on the stream during the pre-race buildup that this weekend would be V8 Racing’s last race with its venerable Corvette C6-ZR1. The car was built in 2011 and was one of the oldest cars in the field.

***Bert de Heus was taken to the hospital after his accident in the MP Motorsport Mercedes-AMG GT3 which saw him collide with the No. 378 Ginetta G55 which sustained a broken driveshaft. The Dutchman underwent surgery for a fractured vertebrae.

***Christopher Mies fell ill with food poisoning during the race but continued to drive the MS7 by WRT Audi. “Never felt so bad in a car. Drink system and air con failed, last time I could drink was 3am this morning,” the Audi factory driver tweeted late in the race.

***Leading Grasser and Lamborghini engineer Wim Everaerts has recently taken up a role as engineer at WRT, leaving Grasser after three years with the team.

***The incident which forced Grasser’s Lamborghini Huracan GT3 into the pits with rear-right suspension damage was caused by contact with a Porsche Cup car.

***Attempto Racing’s No. 66 Audi, which had factory driver Kelvin van der Linde amongst the lineup, retired in the closing hours of the race with a broken driveshaft.

***Andy Yan is OK after a serious incident that saw his KCMG Honda Civic FK7 TCR go up in flames. “I want to say thank you to all of the marshals and all the people who helped and took care of me. Thanks also to my team KCMG. It was a very serious incident, but I am okay,” he said.

***The KCMG Honda was co-driven by team owner Paul Ip, with the Hong Kong-based outfit running the TCR entry alongside its pair of Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3s. ... -notebook/