German team, Black Falcon, has scored its third outright win in the Hankook 24H Dubai.
89 cars taking the start marks a record field for the first international endurance race of the new calendar year.
Two Mercedes SLS AMG GT3s going for the outright victory.
A record 95 cars with over 400 drivers will be on the grid for this week’s race.
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The Fach Auto Tech Porsche started the race from pole position and led early on, but within the first three hours Mercedes took control of the race.
In addition to the overall victory, Team Black Falcon was 1-2 in the Porsche Cup Class.
As the favorites faltered, steady driving from the Swiss team made the difference.
The top-30 shootout is set to take place at 5:10pm, local time.
Abdulaziz Turki AlFaisal, Hubert Haupt, Yelmer Buurman and Oliver Webb crossed the finish line in first place.
By: Mikko Jalonen, Sportscar Correspondent
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.
New edition of the world’s most successful race car: The 911 GT3 Cup will be run exclusively in the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup in 2013.
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