Saturday, January 10, 2015

Dubai 24 Hours: Red Camel Racing Audi R8 finished fourth in class

By Johan Laubscher 

The tenth running of the Dubai 24 Hours was the opening event for the International Endurance Series (24H Series) this weekend. The massive entry list included one Audi team who fielded an Audi R8 V8 race car.

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 #159 Red Camel - entry was driven by Rik Breukers, Ivo Breukers, Tommy Lindroth and Tarek Elgammal.

Qualifying yielded a forty-eighth position on the overall grid, sixth within the SP2 class. The race itself concluded with a fourth position in class for the Red Camel Racing Audi R8, fifty-fifth overall.

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

The 24H Series will now be heading to Italy for the second running of the 12 Hours of Italy, hosted at Mugello from 13-14 March.

Photo credit: Red Camel Racing