Vitaphone Racing Team, already Team Champions in 2005, went one better in 2006, with Andrea Bertolini and Michael Bartels also securing the 2006 Drivers’ Championship at Adria. However, there is a close battle for second place. Zakspeed’s Sascha Bert is in the lead at the moment, one point ahead of his team-mate Jarek Janis. Piccini and Deletraz are two points behind. However, Vitaphone’s Davies and Biagi, and Aston Martin Racing BMS driver Fabio Babini could all move up to second place with the right results...
In GT2, AF Corse’s Matteo Bobbi and Jaime Melo took an unbeatable lead in Adria. However, Bobbi will be replaced by Vilander in Dubai, leaving a question mark over the eventual Champion or Champions. Their AF Corse team-mates Mika Salo and Rui Aguas are currently lying second, but this place is also under threat from their season-long rivals, Scuderia Ecosse. Tim Mullen is still in contention for second place; Kinch and Kirkaldy could move up to third, but second is out of their reach.
Dubai should see a full and varied grid of up to 28 cars. Larbre Competition, whose driver Gabriele Gardel is the outgoing Champion, will return for the first time this season, with a Ferrari 550 Maranello with the new Care Racing Development engine. In GT2, Spyker Squadron will enter two Spyker C8 Spyder cars, with a high-powered line-up including Jeroen Bleekemolen, Jonny Kane, Peter Dumbreck and Peter Kox. Three cars will run in the G3 category : two Aston Martin DBRS9 entered by BMS Scuderia Italia, and a JMB Racing Ferrari 430 GT3 Challenge, as well as the sole G2 Gillet Vertigo.
Three cars will run in the G3 category : two Aston Martin DBRS9 entered by BMS Scuderia Italia, and a JMB Racing Ferrari 430 GT3 Challenge, as well as the sole G2 Gillet Vertigo.