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.