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Gazoo Racing and the 38th Nordschleife ADAC 24h

Amongst the rumours of an “Nurburgring Edition LFA”, there has been one confirmed story that the Lexus LFA will compete in the legendary Nurburgring 24h. (Lexus Press Release)…..

LEXUS MOTORSPORT IN 2010

· Lexus to compete in 38th 24 Hours Nurburgring with production LFA
· Entry of two LFAs prepared by the GAZOO Racing Team
· Super GT500 and Super GT300 titles to be defended with SC430 and IS350

Lexus has always considered GT motor sport to be an ideal global medium through which to
reinforce the excitement, high performance and driving enjoyment inherent in the brand.
Combining cutting-edge technology with the extremes of mechanical endurance, motor
racing plays a key role in not only fostering the peerless quality, durability and reliability which
lies at the heart of every Lexus, but also in honing the technical skills of company personnel
involved in the development of its production vehicles.
To that end, Lexus’ 2010 motor racing programme includes the entry of its remarkable LFA
supercar in the 24 Hours Nurburgring endurance race, and the defence of its titles in both the
Super GT 500 and GT 300 Japanese racing series.

LFA production car at 24 hours Nurburgring

The 38th running of the gruelling 24 Hours Nurburgring endurance race marks the third
consecutive entry of the Lexus LFA and, significantly, the first participation of the car in
standard production guise. Entering two race prepared LFAs, the 2010 GAZOO racing
team will make its fourth appearance at the Nurburgring 24 Hours.

The 38th 24 Hours Nurburgring endurance race will be held at the Nurburgring Circuit in the
state of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, between 13th and 16th of May.

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Victory for Aston Martin in Dubai 24h Race

Aston Martin 24h
UAE based AUH Motorsports stormed to a class victory and 16th overall in the Dubai 24 Hours with its Aston Martin Vantage GT4.

Emirati driver Humaid Al Masaood teamed with Eric Charles, Alex Kapadia and Michael Prophet to take victory.

The tightly contested SP3 class for GT4 cars saw Aston Martins filling three of the top four positions. British team Nicholas Mee Racing finished third to claim a place on the podium and DXB Racing completed the gruelling endurance contest just one lap behind in fourth.

A large crowd attended the Dubai Autodrome to witness the start of the fifth Dunlop 24 Hours of Dubai, which got underway at 1400 (local time) on 15 January.

In total 74 cars started the race, which was held under the patronage of Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai.

There were a number of early minor incidents, one of which involved the winners of last year’s SP3 class, Dubai based DXB Racing’s Aston Martin Vantage GT4. The incident cost the team several places but they fought back to finish fourth in class and 19th overall.

The class victory is a further testament to the performance, durability and reliability of the Aston Martin Vantage GT4, which has become a regular class winner in endurance races around the globe since its inception.