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Lamborghini factory driver Mirko Bortolotti set a new qualifying record lap time of 1m56.716s around the 5.390 kilometres long Dubai Autodrome.
The first overall victory for an A6-Am class car in 2017.
Tomorrow, the race will be resumed, during overnight, cars will be kept under parc fermé conditions
This marks the first time the German outfit has taken the top spot in qualifying in the 2017 24H Series
The provisional entry list includes 30 teams with GTs, touring cars and 24H Specials
Daniel Allemann crossed the finish line after having done 591 laps, covering a total distance of 3.452,62 kilometres on the 5.842 kilometre circuit at the French Riviera.
Three different manufacturers were present on this year's podium.
Tom Onslow-Cole lapped the 4.320 kilometres circuit in the Dutch dunes in 1:39.580 minutes and will start the 12H Zandvoort from Pole Position.
No less than 66 teams will be taking part in the race at the circuit in the beautiful hills of Tuscany.
50 cars lined up on the grid to take the start of the race, the finale of the 2015 24H Series
Malucelli’s fastest lap time of 2:00.918 minutes gave him an advantage of 0.397 seconds on German Thomas Jäger
Two Mercedes SLS AMGs are running second and third.
It was the first win for Ram Racing after having come close at previous races.
Hot and sunny skies greeted the 57 car starting field as they began the first 24-hour race.
Second place went to Matteo Malucelli's #4 Scuderia Praha Ferrari 458 Italia GT3.
Interest for the race is quite impressive, with 58 cars set to compete and a truly international field with teams and drivers from 34 different countries.
Second place went to Thomas Jäger, 0.317 seconds from the pole-winning time.
Team hopes to continue its run of podiums with an outright race win.
German team, Black Falcon, has scored its third outright win in the Hankook 24H Dubai.
The 24 hour endurance event has hit the halfway point.