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Car Collection Survives Night in Lead of 24H Dubai

Car Collection’s Audi survives night stint at Dubai, still dominating race…

Photo: Petr Fryba/Creventic

Car Collection Motorsport has remained in control of the Hankook 24 Hours of Dubai, having led all but 47 laps of the race so far.

Frederic Vervisch, Christopher Haase, Dimitri Parhofer and Rik Breukers have cycled through driving duties in the team’s No. 88 Audi R8 LMS GT3 Evo and currently have a two-lap lead.

Their closest competition comes from the MS7 by WRT Audi, running in second, and Bohemia Energy Racing with Scuderia Praha’s Ferrari 488 GT3 in third.

Defending winner Black Falcon looked set to contend for a strong finish but has hit problems with both of its Mercedes-AMG GT3s.

The No. 2 Mercedes lost 25 laps when it came into the pits for a brake change, while the No. 3 car had its race ended by broken suspension.

The leading cars avoided any major incidents during the night time, although V8 Racing’s Corvette C6-ZR1 had a race-ending shunt with the barrier.

Fifteen Code 60 periods have neutralized the race so far, for a total of three hours, with the longest coming when KCMG’s Honda Civic FK7 TCR caught fire.

Jake Kilshaw is a UK-based journalist who is Sportscar365's European Editor and also Managing Editor for e-racing365. He is a student of Politics and International Relations. Contact Jake

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