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PROsport Racing starts the season in the desert

PROsport Racing’s motorsport season begins with the entry of a Porsche 911 GT3 Cup in the Dubai 24 Hours.

With the start of the 24-hour race in the desert metropolis of Dubai, PROsport Racing proves that the team can adapt to changing circumstances even at short notice. On Boxing Day, organizer Creventic announced that the race at the Dubai Autodrome would have to be postponed by two weeks.

Due to the postponement, some teams had to cancel their participation in the 24-hour race in Dubai, which has been held since 2006 and has increasingly become a fixture in January. However, PROsport Racing from Wiesemscheid will still be competing with a Porsche 911 GT3 Cup. The shipment of the vehicle, which is known from the Nürburgring-Nordschleife, took place in Rotterdam at the end of November.

The car will be driven by Belgian Simon Balcaen and the experienced German Jörg Viebahn, who already drove the Porsche 992 model series in last year’s Nürburgring Endurance Series. Guillaume Dumarey, who also normally competes on the Nordschleife for PROsport Racing, will also be on the grid in Dubai. The driver quartet is rounded off by Steven Palette. The Frenchman has gained a lot of experience in Porsche one-make cup racing and was champion in the Silver Cup of the GT World Challenge Europe Sprint Cup in 2020. The quartet will compete in the 992 Am class.

Team Principal Christoph Esser: “I am confident that we can fight for a good result in our class at the Dubai 24 Hours. After skipping the race in 2023, we are returning to our almost traditional season opener, a race we are all looking forward to!”

The race will start on Saturday, January 27 at 13:00 local time (10:00 German time). Prior to this, the official practice sessions, night practice and the three-part qualifying session will take place on Friday. On the days before, the teams will have further testing opportunities at the Dubai Autodrome. From qualifying onwards, all sessions can be followed in the livestream on the 24H Series YouTube channel.

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