It will be a challenging 13th edition of the 24H Dubai, kick starting the 2018 season for GDL Racing as the team led by Gianluca De Lorenzi has had a successive campaign from its most recent appearance in Abu Dhabi’s Gulf 12H last December.
With a wealth of experience from previous races, the GDL Racing’s line up this year features three cars, including the brand new Audi TCR powered by Lap 57 and shared by local drivers Mohammed AlOwais, Abdulla AlHammadi and Nader Zuhour, together with Sri Lanka’s Ashan Silva.
GDL will also be fielding two Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeos. The GDL Team Asia’s car is for the Singaporean drivers Liam Keong Lim and Gerald Tan, Dutchman Ricard Verburg and Hong Kong’s Nigel Farmer, the latter being the winner of the 2017 Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia PRO-AM title with GDL.
To share the GDL Team Middle East’s Lambo are Frenchman Franco Pelle, American Vic Rice and Finnish Rory Pettinen, already class winners last year and teamed up with Italian-Singaporean Massimo Vignali. The 24H Dubai goes underway this Thursday with free practice and qualifying. The race will start on Saturday at pm local time and ends the following day.