Saturday, January 11, 2014

Dubai 24 Hours: Class podium for Red Camel Racing Audi R8 V8

By Johan Laubscher

The 24 Hours of Dubai was held this weekend. One Audi was on the entry list and competed in the ninth edition of the event. 

The Audi was entered by Red Camel Racing, a regular entrant in the 24H Series. It is one of the two privately built Creventic Audi R8 V8 race cars, which are also known as “CR-8”. These Audis were built by Creventic and the first one debuted at the 2008 24 Hours of Dubai. Red Camel Racing later acquired one of the cars and has been competing with it for a number of years.

The #150 Red Camel - entry was driven by Yusif Bassil, Jonathan Venter, Keith Kassulke and Maurice Faber. The Audi R8 was entered in the SP3 class, which is intended for GT4 equivalent cars.

They showed good pace during practice and qualified forty-fifth overall on the grid, second in the SP3 class. 

It was a long hard race, but the Red Camel Audi entry ran well within SP3 and also moved forward through the field. By the end of the 2014 24 Hours of Dubai the #150 Audi squad came trough to finish twenty-sixth overall, taking third position in the SP3 class.

The 24 Hours of Dubai weekend results can be seen HERE.

The 24H Series will now be heading to Italy for the first running of the 12 Hours of Italy, hosted at Mugello. So far Red Camel Racing and their Audi R8 V8 is the only Audi entry on the entry list for the event in March.

Photo credit: 24H Series