Following the Saudi Falcons at 24 hours of Dubai
Published on Feb 21, 2013
The youngest 24 hour endurance race on the motorsports calendar, the Dubai 24 is growing to become one of the pinnacle events for sports car and touring car racing. Look behind the scenes with the Saudi Falcons at this year's event. Narration provided by John Hindhaugh of Radio Le Mans.
DUBAI // This weekend's 24 Hours of Dubai marks the eighth successive year the race has been held and Mohammed ben Sulayem, the president of the UAE Automobile and Touring Club, says it has grown in such a way that it is now second only to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in terms of prestige.
"When it was first done in 2006, it was great to see so much interest, but I remember saying 'I hope it's sustainable'," Ben Sulayem, said yesterday at Dubai Autodrome. "Now when I see it sustaining and growing – and in a healthy way, because you do not want to see a boom and then nothing afterwards – it proves to me the event is something of real quality."
Larry Chen of SpeedHunters provided a photo essay of the 2013 event.
Mike "FossilMedic" Ward