Mercedes SLS AMG GT3 Claims Third Place at Dubai 24 Hours
The No 7 car that finished third was driven by Thomas Jager, Jan Seyffarth, Kenneth Heyer, and Sean Paul Breslin.
"The result here in the Dubai 24-hour race proves that our customer sports programme is on the right track for 2011 with the SLS AMG GT3," stated Uli Fritz, head of AMG Customer Sports. "Not only team owners and racing drivers will be able to drive the gull-winged model – AMG customers and fans will also have an opportunity to get to know the car at first hand through the AMG Driving Academy.
The 24-hour Dubai race was held at the 5.39-km Grand Prix circuit of the Dubai Autodrome, with over 350 drivers from 20 nations taking part in the long-distance race, competing in a total of 84 cars.
The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3, which has been developed in accordance with the GT3 rules of the FIA worldwide governing body, entered the race in class A6.
All three SLS AMG GT3s in the 24H Dubai race sported the Ducati logo on the rear wings. The first race for three SLS AMG GT3s in the 2011 motorsport season also marked the completion of the development and testing program which began last year.
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