With the 10th running of the Dubai 24 Hours is just around the corner, Sportscar365 takes another look at the entry list updates. Here’s a rundown of the latest confirmations and announcements:
***Lechner Racing Middle East has withdrawn it A6-class entry and will compete in the 997-class instead. The team had planned to run the Bentley Continental GT3 (pictured above) in Dubai, but that car has now been replaced by a Porsche 991 Cup. Porsche Cup winner Jaap van Lagen will share the car with Klaus Bachler, who finished second in GTE-Am at Le Mans this year, Clemens Schmid and Saudi driver Fahad Algosaibi.
***KPM Motorsport’s lineup for the A6-class entered Aston Martin Vantage has also been announced. Aston Martin Racing driver Stefan Muecke will join Paul White in the No. 28 Aston. Jonny Adam is listed as the third driver, although it is understood that White is considering to do the 24 hours with a two-driver lineup.
***Glorax Racing has added Isaac Tutumlu, Gabriele Lancieri and Dimitri Deverikos to its lineup, which already had Andrey Birzhin Alexandrovich and Rino Mastronardi confirmed. Deverikos is the 2005 British GT GT3 champion, while 39-year-old Lancieri competed in the Italian GT championship in recent years.
***Dragon Racing’s two-car lineup is still unannounced. At the Gulf 12 Hours in Abu Dhabi the team’s General Manager of Marketing Jake Carlin told Sportscar365 the team still has seats available on its 2014 spec 458 GT3 car.
***BMW works driver Joerg Mueller has been added to the entry list. The German driver will race in a MPB Racing Team-entered BMW M235i Racing, with Matias Henkola, Stephan Kuhs and Bernhard Henzel.
***Swiss racing driver Cyndie Allemann is set to compete in the fourth 24-hour race of her career in January. Allemann will race the Car Point S Racing Schmieglitz Seat Leon Supercopa in the A3T-class, with the objective to win the class.
***Several teams confirmed their lineups in the SP3-class, open for GT4 cars. FIA WEC driver Matteo Cressoni will race for Nova Race in one of the team’s Ginetta G50 GT4s. The Italian will race with Fabio Ghizzi, Luis Scarpaccio and Luca Magnoni, who also raced the team’s Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 this season. Alberto Vescovi, Roberto Ferri, Roberto Gentili and Henry Fletcher will race in the other car.
***2014 SP3 class winners Hughes/Speedworks will return with its Ginetta G50 GT4. BTCC racer Ollie Jackson and Ginetta GT4 Supercup race winner Tom Oliphant will join Tony Hughes and Ross Warburton.
***Two Swedish teams will tackle the Dubai heat. Primus Racing will field a Ginetta for Johan Rosen, Magnus Holmstroem, Thomas Martinsson and Peter Larsen, while GT4 European Series race winners ALFAB Racing will enter an Aston Martin Vantage for Erik Behrens, Daniel Roos, Henric Skoog and Patrick Skoog.