Full of anticipation, the Heide-Motorsport team set off to Dubai at the beginning of January to tackle their racing debut with the Audi R8 GT4 as part of the Dubai 24 Hours!
On board were four fast drivers who wanted to tackle the adventure. Alongside Audi Sport works driver Rahel Frey, GT veteran Alex Welch and gentleman driver Heinz Schmersal, a great talent in GT4 sport, Mike Beckhusen, took the wheel of the Audi R8 GT4.
Already the practice sessions were promising and so the team secured the fastest time of all GT4 cars in the night qualifying on the day before the race.
In the course of the race, the drivers as well as the mechanics and engineers of the team showed a great performance and presented themselves competitive to the GT4 top. After about seven hours, the race had to be interrupted with the red flag due to heavy rainfall, and then stopped completely in the early morning hours.