A third Code 60 has been deployed in less than six hours of racing in the 24 Hours of Dubai, after the Lotus PB Racing Lotus Elise Cup PB-R #226, piloted by Stefano Moretti, experienced what appeared to be an electrical issue at Turn 2. 

By Nida Anis

Moments prior to the Lotus stopping on track, Bryan Sircely pulled his Mühlner Motorsport Porsche 911 GT3 Cup #921 into the pits with a technical issue. The team has been suffering from a number of electrical gremlins throughout the race so far, having had an ignition issue that caused it to stop on track earlier in the race.

The Lotus stopped on track shortly after the #921 had been pushed back into the Mühlner Motorsport garage. It appeared to suffer an electrical issue, as the car’s lights were completely off.

This triggered the third Code 60 of the race and prompted multiple cars to pull into the pits for a stop, including:

  • AC Motorsport Audi RS3 LMS TCR #188
  • Toro Verde Ginetta G56 Cup #79
  • Huber Motorsport Porsche 911 GT3 R #50
  • Simpson Motorsport Audi RS3 LMS TCR #138
  • NKPP Racing by Bas Koeten Racing Porsche 911 GT3 Cup #992

Moretti managed to recover the car unaided and drive it back to the pits, where the team undertook a driver change for Italian driver Stefano d’Aste.

Despite this, the Code 60 was lifted eight minutes later to clear up debris on the track. Racing resumed with 18 hours and 11 minutes left on the clock.

Header photo credit: 24H Dubai


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