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6Hr Report: Porsche continues to lead as darkness descends in 24H Dubai

Porsche continues to lead the 24H Dubai, albeit with the #911 Herberth Motorsport machine of Ralf Bohn now ahead of the #12 Manthey Racing car of Jochen Krumback who sits just over a minute behind. Completing the top three is the #2 Black Falcon Mercedes of Manuel Metzger just 11 seconds back from the second-place man.

Running in fourth position is the #14 Optimum Motorsport Audi R8 LMS, with the IMSA Performance Porsche of Mathieu Jaminet in fifth position.

After numerous Code 60 periods, the race has now settled down into a rhythm, as drivers and teams venture into the night, which lasts over 12 hours in the Dubai 24.

Following a lengthy Code 60 period, just 37 seconds of racing elapsed before the race went straight back under Code 60, after heavy contact between #131 Hofor-Kuepper Racing BMW and the #81 Olimp Racing by Lukas Motorsport Porsche. The #246 Reiter Engineering KTM X-BOW GT4 was also involved in the incident, and is undergoing repairs.

A heavy accident for the #131 Hofor-Kuepper Racing BMW.

The #303 Red Camel-Jordans Seat Leon Cup car also rejoined the race, following its earlier contact with the number #964 GRT Grasser Racing Lamborghini.

In the A6-Am class, Nicky Pastorelli leads in the #27 Renault RS-01 of GP Extreme, from the Audi of Car Collection Motorsport and the Mercedes of Hofor Racing.

In the SPX class, Pierre Ehret leads in his #87 Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo run by GDL Racing Middle East. In the 991 class, Anders Fjordbach leads for Black Falcon Team GMD Friction.

After the demise of the GT4 Nissan 370z following a rear suspension issue, the #229 Century Motorsport Ginetta GT4 leads the way in SP3-GT4.

Photo credit: www.dailysportscar.com

Michael Haffenden

Second year Journalism student at the University of Kent, with a huge passion for Motorsport. Love all types of motor racing from F1 to touring cars but endurance and sportscar racing has to be my favourite. Primarily cover IMSA United SportsCars for L&T Motorsport, but can be found writing about other series, including ELMS, WEC and 24H Series races.

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