Audi tops Dubai 24 Hours pack
The Team WRT Audi of Laurens Vanthoor, Michael Meadows, Stuart Leonard and Alain Ferte won an eventful Dubai 24 Hours last weekend.
The quartet had to fight back from being one lap down after losing three minutes while queueing for fuel early on, but benefited from a host of problems for their rivals.
Scuderia Praha’s Ferrari 458 crashed with a slower Ginetta when in contention, while the Land Motorsport Audi built a comfortable lead until running out of fuel and then suffering a gearbox fault.
The most remarkable performance of the weekend went to the Black Falcon mechanics. They worked through the night to prepare last year’s race-winning chassis, which had been on display after a fire for the squad’s new Mercedes SLS AMG in practice.
Oli Webb, Adam Christodoulou, Abdulaziz al Faisal, Oliver Morley and Frank Montecalvo stormed through the field from 98th, and last, on the grid to finish an incredible second.