The Abu Dhabi Racing team lead by Khaled Al Qubaisi concluded today’s free practice and qualification trials for the 10th 24h Dubai Race by scoring new times, and were able to register 6th fastest time during the qualification rounds at 1:58:952Sm on board their Mercedes SLS AMG GT3, which places the UAE team in 3rd grid of the endurance race, with 95 cars competing for the title.
All geared up to make a prime position at today’s free practice, the Abu Dhabi Racing Black Falcon Team (No. 3) lead by Khaled Al Qubaisi suffered a minor setback which put them in 4th position at 2:01:386m during the first Free Practice runs, due to a red flag signaling an accident suffered by Ferrari (No. 4), and the team was also able to secure 4th position in the second free practice with a better time at 2:00:550m. The first qualification rounds also witnessed a congested circuit that stood barrier for the team to better 2-minute score, and ended at 2:00:017m.
ommenting on the incident, Khaled Al Qubaisi, stated that the circuit was congested with other cars. Al Qubaisi however, added with an air of confidence that: “It was not all bad, we made good use of the free practice to get more accustomed to the circuit, putting in better times at each round, not counting the final qualification rounds later tonight. Come tomorrow, all our focus will be committed to take on the circuit with a determination to make podium; the task at hand is not simple with so many competitive teams racing to claim top position, but we all are ready and thrilled to raise the bar on making this race an unforgettable event for our fans and sponsors, we will make them proud.”
Abu Dhabi Racing Black Falcon Team Car, the Mercedes SLS AMG GT3 will take to track by teammate drivers Jeroen Bleekemolen (NED), Bernd Schneider (GER), Andreas Simonsen (SWE), and team leader Khaled Al Qubaisi (UAE). This year’s edition is to be the largest in its 10 year history with 95 cars on the grid and over 400 drivers racing over the 24 hour period.