Drama Strikes Each HRT Vehicles at 24H Dubai – Sportscar365 | Jobi Cool

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Haupt Racing Crew’s hopes of success on the Hankook 24H Dubai had been dashed after each of its vehicles had been dropped from competition in fast succession shortly earlier than the six-hour mark.

First, the No. 4 Abu Dhabi Racing’s HRT Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo was taken out when Sebastian Baud hit the barrier at flip 14 and the automotive burst into flames, with Baud rapidly calling on the marshalls to place out the flames.

Baud was capable of get out of the automotive and was taken to the on-site medical heart to be evaluated.

The automotive, one of many favorites for victory coming into the occasion, had fallen considerably down the order since early hours and was operating outdoors the highest ten when the incident occurred.

In lower than an hour, the remaining No. 777 Al Manar Racing Mercedes additionally gave up when Luca Stolz took the automotive to the storage with an unspecified technical concern.

The automotive began the race from pole place with Stolz main the race early and had simply moved into fourth place general shortly earlier than bother struck.

Whereas HRT noticed its efforts stalled, Crew WRT lead the race 1-2 with six hours to go.

Jean-Baptiste Simmenauer was in entrance aboard the No. 7 BMW M4 GT3, sitting forward of the No. 46 automotive within the arms of Sean Gelael.

WRT took first place from No. 21 HAAS RT Audi R8 LMS GT3 Evo II. The upstart Belgian group had been main the race since Tresor Attempto Racing pitted in sequence, following a chaotic spherical of Code 60-triggered stops within the opening part of the race.

As soon as Olivier Bertels was behind the wheel of the Audi, he was caught and overtaken by Jens Klingmann, who prolonged the automotive’s benefit earlier than passing to Simmenauer.

WRT’s No. 46 BMW survived a scare within the third hour of the race, when oil on the observe prompted Tim Whale to spin into the obstacles. The Bronze-rated driver was capable of proceed with out main injury.

Behind the 2 BMWs, the No. Robert Renauer’s 91 Herberth Motorsport Porsche 911 GT3 R was third, with the HAAS RT now fourth with Benjamin Mazatis on the Audi wheel.

Pure Rxcing rounded out the highest 5 with second Herberth Porsche and Poulsen Motorsport’s BMW.

The No. 99 Tresor Attempto Audi, which led after the primary hour, was thrown out of competition when Andrey Mukovoz stopped it on observe, triggering one other Code 60.

The GT4 class lead stays within the arms of the No. 408 ROFGO with the Dragon Racing Mercedes-AMG GT4 within the arms of Jordan Grogor, whereas the No. AC Motorsport’s 188 Audi RS3 LMS TCR sits on the head of the TCR class.

Davey Euwema is a Sportscar365 reporter primarily based in The Netherlands, protecting the FIA ​​World Endurance Championship, DTM, Fanatec GT World Problem Europe powered by AWS and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, amongst different sequence.

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