Friday, August 24, 2012

4 Audi cars on provisional 2013 Dubai 24 Hours entry list

DragonSpeed - Audi R8 LMS ultra
By Tarek Ramchani

The Dubai 24 Hours is quickly becoming a true classic in endurance racing, the stellar event of the 24H Series. A demanding race with a big field that mixes the fast GT cars and slower Touring Cars. The race kicks off the annual sportscar season. The 2013 edition is maybe a little bit far from now, yet no less than 84 cars from around the world are already on the provisional entry list. The Audi brand is represented with four cars, with four diffrent models. 

Red Camel - Audi R8
DragonSpeed, the only North American team with the new specification Audi R8 LMS ultra, will make their debut at the Dubai 24. The US ultra will be in the top A6 class, open for FIA GT3 spec cars. The Audi entry will face fierce competition from Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, BMW, Lamborghini and McLaren for the outright win.

Another Audi R8, V8 powered, will be fielded by Red Camel -, the car was privately built in Holland and is not related to the factory prepared R8 LMS. The Dutch R8 is competing for the SP3 class win.

Besaplast Racing - Audi TT RS
The all conquering Audi TT RS will compete in its first 24 hours race outside the Nordschleife. The quattro GmbH built racer will be fielded by the Germans from Besaplast Racing, a regular team in the VLN Endurance Series. The fourth Audi in the race is a S3 of Backdraft Motorsport from Britain. Both the TT RS and the S3 are listed in the A3T class.

Dubai 24 Hours website 
2013 Dubai 24 Hours provisional entry list