The 2016 edition of the 24 Hours of Dubai race has recently ended and the Audi team is the one with the most noteworthy results. The German manufacturer scored a double podium victory at the Dubai Autodrome.
Audi had a considerable number of teams fielding the all new Audi R8 LMS in various classes, Belgian Audi Club Team WRT scored the main win with the #19 Audi R8 LMS piloted by Laurens Vanthoor, Alain Ferté, Michael Meadows and Stuart Leonard. ABT Racing claimed third place overall in their #4 Audi R8 LMS – a double podium for Audi in this Class A6-PRO.
As with any 24 hour race, the Dubai 24H had its part of incidents throughout the event. The #28 Audi R8 LMS of Land Motorsport took the lead after Scuderia Praha's #51 Ferrari 458 GT3 crashed and held on to it for nearly 200 laps before a gearbox failure forced them to retire. Other major retirees included the #27 SPS Automotive-Performance Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 and the #26 Konrad Motorsport Lamborghini Huracán GT3.