Two podium finishes and class victory for Audi Sport in Dubai

In the overall classification, three different Audi R8 LMS were the front runners once at various points in time. Initially, Swiss privateer Rolf Ineichen led the competition for WRT in car number 31 on the fourth lap and later once more on lap 37. Number 88 from Car Collection Motorsport was leading the field twice with two Audi Sport drivers, respectively – initially, for one lap with Markus Winkelhock, and subsequently for seven laps straight with Christopher Haase. Finally, Team MS7 by WRT with Dutchman Michael Vergers in car number 7 was in the top spot between the 89th and 106th lap.

When the race was red flagged, Car Collection Motorsport with last year’s winners Rik Breukers, Christopher Haase, Dimitri Parhofer and this year’s teammates Mike David Ortmann and Markus Winkelhock were in second position, followed by MS7 by WRT with Rik Breukers/Christopher Mies/Mohammed Saud Fahad Al Saud/Dries Vanthoor/Michael Vergers. Two other Audi R8 LMS cars ultimately claimed a spot in the top ten of the 65 entrants that had started the race: Team WRT with car number 31 and drivers Mirko Bortolotti/Mark Ineichen/Rolf Ineichen/Kelvin van der Linde took fifth place while Attempto Racing with car number 99 and drivers Luc Braams/Max Braams/Mattia Drudi/Duncan Huisman/Nicolas Schöll fought back from the 17th spot on the grid to ninth position. The Gentleman driver team of Gustav Edelhoff/Elmar Grimm/Dr. Johannes Kirchhoff/Ingo Vogler with Car Collection Motorsport in another Audi R8 LMS improved from ninth on the grid in the Am class to third in this class and eleventh overall. 

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