Live from the Dubai 24 Hour Part V
Our final update – is this the best endurance race in the world?
Posted: 14 Jan 2012
Dusty sand plagued racing early this morning. Which is more surprising than it seems considering the city’s in a giant great big desert.
The Autodrome’s thoroughfare’s right next to the grandstand, and as cars returned to watch the closing laps, they kicked up a masses of the stuff, which blew onto the track and into the pit.
As you’d imagine, said grandstand flanks the home straight. As cars barrelled down it they took the dust with them and deposited it when they slowed down for turn one, which made it massively slippy. Great for the spectators, though – there was some spectacular dori-dori.