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Bleekemolen Leads Opening Hour in Dubai

Black Falcon Mercedes-AMG GT3 leads opening hour…

Photo: John Dagys

Photo: John Dagys

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.

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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