Manthey Racing leads the Hankook 24 Hours of Dubai halfway into the race with Lars Kern out front in the team’s No. 12 Porsche 911 GT3 R.
The German driver is being chased down by Luca Stolz in the No. 3 Black Falcon Mercedes-AMG GT3 who has been gaining on him over the last few laps of the Dubai Autodrome.
The second Black Falcon car of Abdulaziz Al Faisal is running third, ahead of Dries Vanthoor in the MS7 by WRT Audi R8 LMS.
Polesitter Mirko Bortolotti lost the lead just nine laps into the race with a puncture on his Grasser Racing Team Lamborghini Huracan GT3.
Several teams, including Black Falcon and Hofor Racing, have led large portions of the race although Herberth Motorsport has been the most successful team at this stage.
Its No. 911 Porsche driven by Daniel Allemann, Ralf Bohn, Robert Renauer, Alfred Renauer and Dennis Olsen has led 158 laps, over half of the race distance so far.
There have been eight Code 60 periods, the longest of which was for 45 minutes shortly before the halfway point when the Car Collection Motorsport Audi, running in A6-Am, had contact with an SP3 entrant.