Audi Sport customer racing had its largest representation in the UAE yet at the Hankook 24 Hours of Dubai. Among the 77 cars on the grid, 15 are Audi Sport race cars, across different classes categories.

As of the time of posting this story, the Hankook 24 Hours of Dubai is already underway. The race was flagged off at 3:00 PM on 11 January. The chequered flag will fall precisely 24 hours later, at 3:00 PM on 12 January. Audi Sport customer racing has a 15-car strong lineup on the grid this year, spread across GT3, GT4, and TCR classes.

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The 15-car strong lineup is Audi Sport's largest representation in the UAE yet.

Eight teams are racing in the new Audi R8 LMS GT3 which the company unveiled at the Paris Motor Show in October 2018. The Audi R8 LMS GT4 is in the hands of Fox Motorsport this year. Six more customer teams will be competing in the TCR (Touring Car Racer) class aboard the Audi RS3 LMS.

“The 24 Hours of Dubai is an outstanding club sport event,” said Chris Reinke, head of Audi Sport customer racing. “Amateur drivers are able to share the cockpit with pros, and compete with them to clinch victories in their class and overall.”

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Team MS7 Audi Sport R8 LMS GT3 pitting during the 24 Hours of Dubai, 2018.

Vincent Vosse’s seasoned and successful Belgian race team in the new R8 LMS GT3 is taking the Team MS7 by WRT around. Two Audi Sport campaigners Chrostopher Mies and Dries Vanthoor, as well as Saudi driver Mohammed Saud Fahad Al Saud, are also on board. Car number 9 is BWT Muecke Motorsport’s R8 LMS GT3 with pro driver and DTM champion Markus Winkelhock at the wheel.