The first highlight of the 2014 motorsport season gets underway on 10th January. When Schubert Motorsport lines up with two cars at the 24 Hours of Dubai (AE), the team will be looking to follow on from the success it has enjoyed in previous years at this endurance classic. At the forefront will be SX Team Schubert in the number 76 BMW Z4 GT3. Drivers Bill Auberlen (US), Dane Cameron (US), Paul Dalla Lana (CA) und Dirk Werner (DE) have their sights set firmly on a podium finish. Auberlen and Dalla Lana were part of the Schubert Motorsport outfit that triumphed in Dubai with a BMW Z4 GT3 in 2011, coming home fifth in the team’s second car. Werner was in action for Team Schubert at the 24-hour race at Spa- Francorchamps (BE) in 2011, when he finished runner-up.
Like last year, the Racingdivas Team Schubert will once again take their place on the starting grid in Dubai. The five drivers – Natasja Smit-Sø (NL), Gaby Uljee (NL), Sandra van der Sloot (NL), Paulien Zwart (NL) and Shirley van der Lof (NL) – will be out to repeat last year’s victory in the A3T class in their BMW 320d.
The team will set off on the journey from Oschersleben (DE) to Dubai on Sunday, and will take to the desert track with the BMW Z4 GT3 for the first time on Wednesday. The race begins at 14:00 (local time) on Friday 10th January.
Stefan Wendl (Team Manager Schubert Motorsport): “We are delighted to be able to line up with a BMW Z4 GT3 again in Dubai in 2014. Positive discussions with Paul and Bill at BMW Motorsport’s Season Review in Munich meant we were able to finalise our package for the first highlight of the 2014 season on Christmas Eve. We were able to recall the successful relationships we enjoyed in the past, and want to challenge for a podium again in 2014. With his class and experience, Dirk Werner will prove a valuable member of the team – as will Dane Cameron, who already boasts a wealth of endurance experience from the GRAND-AM Series. As far as the Racingdivas are concerned, I hope they are able to repeat last year’s class victory against significantly stronger opposition.”
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