Black Falcon leads the Hankook 24 Hours of Dubai, with one hour of the twice-around-the-clock enduro in the books.
The pole-sitting No. 2 Mercedes-AMG GT3 of Jeroen Bleekemolen holds a seven-second lead over the No. 963 Grasser Racing Team Lamborghini Huracan GT3, with the top two qualifiers holding a 1-2 in the early stages of the race.
The No. 16 sps automotive Mercedes-AMG GT3 of Lance David-Arnold runs in third, a further six seconds behind.
A Code 60 for the stopped No. 48 Honda Integra and subsequent track repairs, slowed the pace at the 40-minute mark, but has so far been the only notable incident.
The Honda crawled to a halt again just moments after the resumption of racing but resulted in only a local yellow.
The Code 60 saw a handful of cars pit for fuel, putting some of the GT3 contenders on a different pit sequence, including the No. 12 Manthey Racing Porsche 911 GT3 R, which runs in 10th overall.