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Stadler Porsche in Control with Three Hours to Go

Stadler Motorsport Porsche out front in Dunlop 24 Hours of Dubai…

Photo: John Dagys

Photo: John Dagys

Stadler Motorsport remains in control of the Dunlop 24 Hours of Dubai with only three hours remaining.

The No. 20 Porsche of Rolf Inechen holds a three-lap lead over the No. 38 All-Inkl.com Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 of Rene Munnich in second, with the No. 2 Black Falcon Mercedes running in the final podium position.

Ineichen and co-drivers Mark Ineichen, Marcel Matter, Adrian Amstutz and Christian Engelhart have managed to expand their lead over the last few hours, which has run caution-free.

The only major drama of the morning has come from the A6-Am class-leading GDL Motorsport Mercedes, which has dropped to seventh overall after suffering suspension damage from contact on-track. It, however, still has maintained the class lead.

Early race favorites Team Abu Dhabi by Black Falcon, which led through midnight, has retired due to ongoing electrical issues.

Other cars to hit trouble overnight were the Ram Racing Ferrari (accident and driveshaft), No. 4 Fach Auto Tech Porsche (gearbox) and the No. 76 Schubert Motorsport BMW (accident).

All three cars remain in the race but are well down the running order.

RESULTS: Hour 21

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365 as well as the recently launched e-racing365 Web site for electric racing. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com/SPEED Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

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