Audi tops Dubai 24 Hours pack

Motor Sport News - - Racing News -

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.

WRT Audi R8 tri­umphed

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