UPDATE: The Dubai 24 Hours is not being resumed, following a statement from Creventic this morning:
“At 22.17, extremely heavy rainfall in Dubai let to a red flag being shown to the competitors of the HANKOOK 24H DUBAI 2020. The weather conditions have heavily impacted the entire city and the infrastructures of Dubai Autodrome.
“Despite the best effort of Dubai Autodrome staff and officials to resolve the situation on track, the water level on the track and in the pit lane continued to rise throughout the night.
“In mutual agreement, Creventic and Dubai Autodrome have decided not to resume the race on grounds of safety.
“The official results and any decision on championship point allocation will be published within short notice.”
Red flags have been flown at the 15th running of the Dubai 24 Hours due to torrential rain.
On the approach to the seventh hour of racing, heavy rain deluged the 5.39km Dubai Autodrome, with standing water quickly becoming a severe concern for drivers as grip rapidly disappeared.
Series promoter Creventic and race control at the Dubai Autodrome have thus made the decision to temporarily suspend the race until conditions improve. All cars in the GT and TCE division will be parked on the start-finish straight under Parc fermé conditions.
Currently, the #4 Black Falcon Mercedes holds the lead over the #88 Car Collection and #7 MS7 WRT Audis.
In TCE the #188 AC Motorsports Audi leads, and as a result is top of the hotly contested TCR class too.
As it stands, with more rain expected, race control will send out the next update on the status of the race at 2 am local time.