Kessel Racing experienced some electric problems and a double gearbox failure.
The pole position was made even sweeter with Qubaisi becoming the first Emirati to start from the number one spot in the 12-hour endurance classic.
The first free practice session on the Yas Marina Circuit saw the Avelon Formula Wolf CN2 prototypes setting fast times.
Ferrari, AF Corse and its drivers have achieved another milestone in the motorsport endurance world.
Blancpain Endurance Series: HTP Mercedes out-muscles Manthey Porsche for victory in the 65th Total 24 Hours of Spa
In the fourth round of the Blancpain Endurance Series, Mücke set his best time, 2:20.675, on his second of two Superpole laps, pipping SMP Racing's Alessandro Pier Guidi
The final entry for the 2013 Total 24 Hours of Spa includes GT cars from Aston Martin, Audi, BMW, Ferrari, Lamborghini, McLaren, Mercedes, Nissan, and Porsche
The new up and coming team has impressed in their debut, even taking a class victory in their first time in the European Le Mans Series.
Mika Salo brushed the wall on the climb up the mountain, with Peter Edwards taking the hot seat.
Qualifying at the daunting Mount Panorama circuit had commenced with the Il Bello Rosso Ferrari 458 entering the circuit mid field, and with Simonsen at the wheel.
The increased competition of this years’ field was in evidence with the top ten cars covered by just 1.7 seconds across Friday's three sessions.
The Dubai 24H may not have produced the result the team wanted, but the experience was invaluable as they move forward to the 2013 European Le Mans Series.
Throughout the 24 hours, nine different sport dream cars changed lead 29 times.
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.
Ferrari sports car ace will take on the challenge of the 12 hours of Bathurst. The former F1 driver is well known in Australia, and has contested the V8 Supercars Gold Coast 600 event.
Ram Racing’s Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 makes it debut qualifying at Autodrome Dubai.
Kuwaiti driver Khaled Al Mudhaf to drive Gulf Racing Middle East Lamborghini Gallardo LP600 in the round the clock event.
Last year's winner, Al Qubaisi returns with his team fielding two Mercedes. Dragon Racing and Gulf Racing Middle East are among other UAE entrants.