More than 20 GT3 cars will take part in this weekend’s Hankook 24 Hours of Dubai, with a total of almost 80 cars entered for the opening round of the 24H Series.
Fifty-seven cars are entered in the GT field, including 22 across the A6-Pro and A6-Am classes reserved for GT3 and similar machinery.
It includes a pair of Mercedes-AMG GT3s from last year’s race winner Black Falcon as well as entries from leading GT teams such as WRT, KCMG, Grasser Racing Team, Herberth Motorsport, Car Collection Motorsport and Attempto Racing.
Six manufacturers (Mercedes-AMG, Audi, Ferrari, Nissan, Lamborghini and Porsche) are represented in the 11-strong A6-Pro field, with several leading factory drivers including Markus Winkelhock, Christopher Haase, Christopher Mies, Mirko Bortolotti and Yelmer Buurman.
The likes of Sainteloc Racing, Attempto, GPX Racing at HTP Motorsport have entries in the A6-Am category.
A further 14 GT4 cars are also listed, with cars from Audi, BMW, Ginetta and Mercedes-AMG, while the rest of the GT field is made up of SPX and SP2 entries as well as Porsche Cup cars.
The touring car division is spearheaded by a field of 13 TCR cars, including Audis, SEATs, Hondas and Volkswagens.
The race, which gets underway at 3 p.m. local time on Friday, will be streamed live on the series’ website and YouTube channel and Motor Trend on Demand, with commentary from the Radio Show Limited team.
On-track action gets underway with official private testing on Wednesday while the official timed Free Practice and qualifying sessions will all take place on Thursday.