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Buurman Fastest In 24H Dubai Night Practice

Another good run from the IDEC Mercedes

Yelmer Buurman ran fastest in the Night Practice session ahead of the start of tomorrow’s Dubai 24 Hours with a 1:59.933 lap in the #3 Black Falcon Mercedes AMG GT3.

Buurman’s lap was marginally quicker than the early 1:59.955 lap time set by Sven Muller in the Manthey Racing Porsche which ended up second and the #4 WRT Audi that sat third for most of the session following an early 2:00.100 flyer by Chris Mies.

Quickest in A6-Am was the IDEC Sport Mercedes AMG GT3 which is set to start from pole in the class for the race, ninth overall with a 2:01.584 lap. The time was half a second quicker than the #5 A6-Am WRT Audi which ended the night running second in the Am division and tenth overall.

In SPX Fach Auto Tech ended up topping the times with its #51 Porsche 991 Cup MR of Thomas Fleischer, Peter Joos, Marcel Wagner, Heinz Bruder and Martin Ragginger that set 2:05.464 but had to be towed back to the pits midway through the session after stopping while out on track. Century Motorsport’s #229 Ginetta ran quickest in SP3-GT4.

The session was mostly clean but was interrupted by a lengthy Code 60 period for two separate cars grinding to a halt, the first was the aforementioned #51 Porsche, followed by the #204 Vortex V8 of Lionel Amrouchel, Cyril Calmon, Olivier Gomez and Arnaud Gomez.

Tomorrow’s on-track action begins with a Warm Up session at 10:00am before the main race which starts at 14:00pm local time in the UAE.