Get ready this weekend for the Free Entrance to the Dunlop 24 Hours of Dubai. This is both a sports car and a touring car automobile endurance race held annually at the Dubai Autodrome. It is one of the ultimate tests for both the endurance of the driver and machine.
The race starts at 2pm on Friday and ends 24 hours later at 2pm on Saturday. The race features both a variety of Grand Tourer (GT), touring cars as well as specially built silhouette cars from a wide range of marques which are eligible to enter.
These range from small-engined Super 2000 hatchbacks to racing-bred sport cars. This will be the eighth edition of the 24 Hours of Dubai race in the UAE.
The race is open to both professional and semi-professional drivers and teams. There are both local competitors from the UAE and surrounding nations in the Gulf as well as a host of international teams from Europe, Australia, South and North America.
Ninety international teams with over 400 drivers and 2000 crew members from every corner of the globe will descend on Dubai for the event.
For fans, admission is free to watch this world-class event with access to the amphitheatre and the grandstand, and visitors will also be allowed in the paddock to get a first hand feel of the excitement and meet drivers and see the teams at work.
Also in the paddock will be a myriad of activities for children and families with food and beverages throughout.
What can fans expect during the race weekend?
A huge field, some of the fastest exotic cars around, close racing and arguably one of the most spectacular starts imaginable: 80 cars hurtling into Turn 1. There will be a great variety of food and beverage outlets in the paddock with a typical UAE heritage village set up in the same area.
The stage is set for the Dubai Autodrome