Black Falcon currently leads the Hankook 24 Hours of Dubai at one-quarter race distance, with Ben Barker at the wheel of its Mercedes-AMG GT3.
Barker has a roughly 30-second lead over the MS7 by WRT Audi R8 LMS GT3 Evo as of 9 p.m. local time.
Some rain has fallen sporadically so far, and a Code 60 period was called for a period during the sixth hour due to a slippery part of the track causing a number of cars to spin off, while many cars elected for rain tires.
Another Code 60 earlier came out when the Sainteloc Racing Audi crashed heavily and had contact with CP Racing’s Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo. The latter continued but the Audi is still in the garage.
Barwell Motorsport led for a while with its Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo, taking advantage of a strategy call during the second and third hours that allowed it to build a lead over its rivals in the pits.
The British team’s Lamborghini is now fourth, while Car Collection Motorsport’s No. 88 Audi is third.
HTP Winward Motorsport ran strongly early on but lost the front-left wheel on its Mercedes while on track, forcing the team back into the pits and losing 20 minutes in the pits.
MP Motorsport leads GT3 Am from eighth overall and Century Motorsport’s No. 429 BMW M4 GT4 is out front in GT4.