Canada well represented at the Hankook 24H of Dubai With One 2-car Team And Six Drivers
SAMANTHA TAN RACING(ST RACING) WITH TWO CARS PLUS FOUR DRIVERS IN THE GT3 AND GT3 PRO/AM CLASS AND TWO DRIVERS IN GT4 CLASS
The Hankook 24H of Dubai is the first of eight long distance races of this 24H Series. For this round, It showcases 10 categories including GT3, GT3 Pro/Am and GT4 where we have Canadian representation.
A total of 81 cars are on the provisional entry list will take on the 5.390 km(3.349 mi) circuit-16 corners. Of that, 13 in GT3, 6 in GT3 Pro/Am and 11 in GT4.
In the GT3 class, Mikaël Grenier will be at the wheel of the SunEnergy1 Racing by SPS Automotive Performance Team. This team competed last week at the Gulf 12H in Abu Dhabi. Is it wasn’t for a faulty suspension damper, the team would have most likely be in contention for a win if not an overall podium. Grenier and team owner/driver Kenny Habul will be in very good company at SunEnergy1 Racing as Maro Engel and Jules Gounon will co-drive the #75 Mercedes AMG GT3. A team to look out for for the overall win, certainly.
ST Racing, who recently acquires two brand new BMW M4 GT4 will have representation in GT3 along with two Canadian drivers. Nick Wittmer and Louis-Philippe Montour will team up with Americans Jon Miller and Chandler Hull in the no. 28 ST Racing.
Samantha Tan, herself, will drive the second entry for ST Racing in the GT3 Pro/Am class and share the driving duties with Bryson Morris, Anthony Lazzaro, Harry Gottsacker and Tyler Maxson in the no. 1 BMW M4 GT3.
In the GT4 class, Roman De Angelis continues his association with Heart of Racing Team and will co-drive the no. 423 Aston Martin Vantage GT4 with Ian James, Gray Newell and Alex Riberas. Definitely contenders for class victory.
Steven Cho is a Korean Canadian Race Car Driver based in Seoul, South Korea and Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He will drive the no. 403 Mercedes AMG GT4 of Korean Team AtlasBX Motorsports. He will be joined by Roelof Bruins, Jong Kyum Kim, Yong Hyeok Yang.
Practice get underway at 12:15pm local time Thursday at the Dubai Autodrome. Followed by the qualifying sessions from 2:35pm(local time) and a 90 minutes night practice at 6:00pm(local time). To convert the session times, simply add deduct nine hours form the starting time.
The 24H race is set to debut at 3pm local time on Friday.
The qualifying, night practice and race can be followed on the 24H Series YouTube channel.
Main image: Mikaël Grenier Facebook