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24H Dubai Nearing Capacity Entry

January’s Hankook 24H Dubai reaching near-capacity field…

Photo: John Dagys

Photo: John Dagys

The entry list for January’s Hankook 24 Hours of Dubai is growing, with almost 90 cars now entered for the tenth anniversary edition of the Middle East’s only twice-around-the-clock enduro.

Among the recent additions include a Bentley Continental GT3 from Lechner Racing Middle East, with a to-be-determined driver lineup, as well as Ram Racing, which has plans to field a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 for Thomas Jaeger, Cheerag Ayra and Tom Onslow-Cole.


Defending race winners Stadler Motorsport will return with its Porsche 997 GT3 R, as well as Black Falcon (Mercedes), Schubert Motorsport (BMW), Gulf Racing (Lamborghini) and Dragon Racing (Ferrari).

Among the teams set for its Dubai debut include veteran British outfit Triple Eight (BMW) and Malaysia-based Clearwater Racing (Ferrari), while Nissan GT Academy Team RJN will field a Nissan GTR NISMO GT3 as well.

In addition to leading GT3-spec machinery, the race will also again feature GT4 cars, a Porsche 997 Cup class, as well as other touring car and production-based categories.

While the event has nearly reached its maximum capacity, 24H Series promoters Creventic are still accepting last-minute additional entries, from both Europe and abroad.

“The character and layout of the Dubai Autodrome enables us to accommodate a huge field,” said Creventic’s Gerrie Willems.

“Moreover, experience from previous years [teaches] us that there are always some late changes in the entry, so we will do our utmost to ensure that teams who want to race with us can do so. However, they have to act quickly.”

As in past years, Creventic will again handle all logistics for teams. Standard transport of cars and equipment from Rotterdam, The Netherlands to Dubai and back (via sea freight) is included in the entry fee.

While containers will be loaded at the end of the month, the organizers said it could also assist teams wanting to make the trip from overseas with transport.

The Hankook 24 Hours of Dubai is scheduled for Jan. 8-10.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for and SPEED Channel and has contributed to numerous other motorsports publications worldwide. Contact John

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