Matteo Cairoli’s charge ends prematurely at the 24H Dubai

Matteo Cairoli’s charge ends prematurely at the 24H Dubai
Dubai, 16 January, 2021 2021 24H Dubai

The 24 Hours of Dubai ended prematurely for Matteo Cairoli as a gearbox issue stopped his Dinamic Motorsport-run Porsche 911 GT3 R car shared with Mauro Calamia, Stefano Monaco and Roberto Pampanini.

Starting from the fifth position of the grid - consequently a penalty handed to Monaco after a Code-60 infringement in the Thursday's night practice - the Italy-based racing driver who set the second best time in qualifying, constantly fought for the main positions alongside his team-mates, taking the seventh place before being forced to a retirement with only one hour and half to go. 

"It was a very tough race. We struggled during all the weekend due to some contacts and mechanical problems", Cairoli said. "It was a shame because we had the right pace indeed. Nevertheless I had a lot of fun". 

24 Hours of Dubai marked the season opener for Cairoli, looking forward an exciting 2021.