GDL RACING NEXT TO TOP-TEN AT DUBAI 24H
After taking the Class-win in 2011, GDL Racing seized an other important result at Dubai 24H gaining the 12th overall place last Friday and Saturday. The Ravenna-based team, that was for the fifth year in a row at the start of the Emirates’ race, closed next to the top-ten with a total of 80 cars and finished 7th in the A6 Pro with Mercedes SLS GT3 shared by driver-team manager Gianluca De Lorenzi, the other Italian Dario Paletto, Frenchman Olivier Baharian, British Dan Norris-Jones.It was an excellent result, expecially considering GDL Racing-car spent many time during the first pit-stop because of a door problem and moved back to 25th. Then it broke a suspension after a crash with an other car and lost more 25 mts.During the night the GDL Racing-car came back to 15th and then finished 12th. «I want to say thank you to all the team – said De Lorenzi – and the drivers. They didn’t make any mistake and were awarded with this result ».It was a very promising start of the year for GDL Racing, that is now ready for 2013 season in the most important GT championships.