BLACK FALCON leads night practice in Dubai

BLACK FALCON leads night practice in Dubai

After narrowly missing out on pole, Team Abu Dhabi by Black Falcon topped the time sheets in night practice in Dubai.

The No. 1 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 of Jeroen Bleekemolen, Bernd Schneider, Khaled Al Qubaisi and Andreas Simonsen led the way with a 2:00.041 lap time.

It was 0.274 seconds quicker than the No. 7 Craft-AMR Aston Martin Vantage GT3, driven by AMR factory drivers Stefan Muecke, Darren Turner as well as Tomonobu Fujii, Darryl O’Young and Frank Yu.

American Dane Cameron made a last-lap improvement to put the No. 76 Schubert Motorsport BMW Z4 GT3 third overall and in the A6 class, thanks to a 2:00.800 lap time in the V8-powered beast.

The top-five was completed by the No. 5 Spirit of Race Ferrari, featuring Giannmaria Bruni and Toni Vilander, and the No. 17 Craft-AMR Aston that sees the driving strength of Super GT ace Richard Lyons.

Seventy five of the 79 remaining entries set times in the two-hour session, which required each driver to complete a minimum of three laps.

A 30-minute warmup session is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. local, with the 9th annual Dunlop 24 Hours of Dubai getting the green at 2 p.m. (5 a.m. ET)