Live from the Dubai 24 Hour Part II
Our second update from this year's slightly ridiculous Middle Eastern endurance race: racing begins, sunlight ends...
Posted: 13 Jan 2012
Don't panic! Your faculties are intact - there is actually a Suzuki Swift racing in the Dubai 24h.
The entry's actually a competition prize from last year's Suzuki Swift Cup Summer Series, the only one-make-cup series in the UAE. It's held at the very same Dubai Autodrome we're typing from.
The cars are 1.5-litre four-pot screamers that produce 135bhp. Thanks to fibre glass panels, they only weigh 940kg dry - which is why their standard brakes (minus ABS) aren't quite as terrifying an idea as they sound.