Of 2,246 starters, less than a dozen had physical handicaps.
German team, Black Falcon, has scored its third outright win in the Hankook 24H Dubai.
The Formula Racing Seat Leon Racer has won the first-ever Maxi Endurance 32 Hours.
89 cars taking the start marks a record field for the first international endurance race of the new calendar year.
The lineup for the 24 Hours of the Nürburgring has been set.
A record 95 cars with over 400 drivers will be on the grid for this week’s race.
Stephen Errity, GT Correspondent
The top-30 shootout is set to take place at 5:10pm, local time.
Top three Audi TT RS, Porsche 997 Cup, Radical.
Repeating their maiden win from 2012, the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 team was strong again with Khalid Al Qubaisi, Sean Edwards, Jeroen Bleekemolen, and Bernd Schneider.
Former FIA GT1 World Champions Vita4One Racing has entered a two car BMW Z4M GT3 attack on the race next year, joining the strongest field of GT cars ever assembled in Australia.
Andy Priaulx joins BWM team RLL full time while Dirk Werner will head up the BMW Z4 GT3 program.