A leading member of the etyres team stormed to victory as part of a four-man racing team in the Dubai 24 Hours.
Alex Kapadia, who runs three highly-successful mobile tyres fitting branches, set the fastest lap in the hotly contested SP3 class – despite it being his first run in a GT car.
According to the official Aston Martin website: “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.
“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.”
Denna Bowman, Head Office