2012 Dubai 24 Hours – Links, Coverage, Discussion and Live Video Stream

January 13th, 2012 by Andrew Evans

All fans of driving games should be aware of this by now, but today marks the start of a most unique race. A seat in the Dubai 24 Hours has been the ultimate prize in all GT Academy events to date but today, for the first time, the car is driven exclusively by GT Academy alumni – with 2011 winners Bryan Heitkotter and Jann Mardenborough joining Jordan Tresson and Lucas Ordoñez behind the wheel of the RJN Motorsports Nissan 370Z.

The team qualified in 4th in their SP2 class yesterday, with a best laptime of 2’10.850 and go into today’s race at 10.00 GMT (14.00 local) in 36th place on the overall grid. Fans of GT Academy might also like to keep their eyes out for the #12 AUH Motorsports Ferrari 458 (A6), driven by GT Academy judge Rob Barff and the #32 JRM Nissan GT-R GT3 (A6), driven by GT Academy and Signatech Nissan codrivers Alex Buncombe and Franck Mailleux.

Facts & Guides

  • Car Number: 100
  • Class: SP2
  • Team Name: RJN Motorsports
  • Drivers: Lucas Ordoñez, Jordan Tresson, Bryan Heitkotter, Jann Mardenborough

Race Coverage

Live Video Stream


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  1. Jan. 16, 2:30am

    CONGRATS!!! I think they should make the Dubai track available in DLC sometime soon.

  2. Jan. 14, 5:55am

    Any clue why during the whole event I only got “This video is not available” for the live stream?

    • Jan. 14, 9:49am

      I saw parts of the race on you tube and in the main page with no problems. I´m in Europe.

  3. Jan. 14, 5:13am
    GT HP Nut

    Yes! #100 car 27th overall and 3rd in class! Congratulations to RJN Motorsports and the 4 drivers!

    • Jan. 14, 8:21am
      GT HP Nut


  4. Jan. 14, 1:52am

    Hey I want to try out for the next GT Academy can someone private message me when is the next signup is going to be.

  5. Jan. 13, 6:17pm

    Live Video Stream , cool. go guys!:)

  6. Jan. 13, 5:30pm

    Glad to see Jann and the boys getting back into the fight.

    Spoke to him about his preparations on Radio Silverstone show – http://www.mixcloud.com/matthew-layton/matthew-layton-radio-silverstone-autosport-international-nice-people-special/

  7. Jan. 13, 4:54pm
    Mac K

    currently watching the live stream on Youtube.

  8. Jan. 13, 4:07pm

    where else can we watch it?

  9. Jan. 13, 2:27pm

    Just noticed that one of the announcers was on Need For Speed ProStreet.

  10. Jan. 13, 11:07am
    HKS racer

    Claudia Huntinger and her Saudi Falcons BMW Z4 seems strong on the lead now, with 4 stops and 1 lap advantage over the following SLS. Ferrari even running 4 seconds faster lost lot of time with several pit stops, the strategy are not rewarding them.

    GT Academy team are in 42th place atm.

  11. Jan. 13, 10:41am

    I’m currently streaming the live feed from YouTube.

    Its all good

  12. Jan. 13, 10:25am

    All the best to the GT Academy winners and to RJN Motorsports in the race…;-))…

  13. Jan. 13, 10:13am
    Mac K

    Best of luck to them!

  14. Jan. 13, 8:55am

    Good luck fellas, live the dream!!!

  15. Jan. 13, 8:50am

    Now, no GT5, no dubstep, no ponies, just 24h Dubai! Go Ordonez, Tresson, Mardenborough and Heitkotter!

  16. Jan. 13, 8:33am

    That’s crazys, the YouTube stream works on my iPhone.

  17. Jan. 13, 7:01am

    Early braking problems for the No.100 Nissan 370Z… Let’s hope they fix it and have no more problems…

  18. Jan. 13, 6:44am

    Im leaving my house now to go to the track to watch. :D Not kidding.

    • Jan. 13, 6:59am

      You’re probably the person I was speaking with. lol

  19. Jan. 13, 6:26am

    Good luck GT Academy legends. :)

  20. Jan. 13, 6:10am

    When GT5 will give to us this SLS, Z4, 458 Italia race cars? Just RM this models!

  21. Jan. 13, 5:51am

    early problems for the Champions GT-R :-\

  22. Jan. 13, 5:13am
    HKS racer

    Two leading Ferrari 458 are already lapping some slower cars.

  23. Jan. 13, 5:12am

    Its nice to see so many GT academy drivers!

    • Jan. 13, 5:15pm

      Is there going to be any academy drivers or polophony showing at the Rolex 24 in Daytona this month? Either way I’m still going if my ps3 will let me….lol. I’ll bring it some pictures back.

  24. Jan. 13, 5:06am

    Good luck! They won’t need it, though. The best of the best of thousands of legitimate racing contenders.

    Oh and no one sing the Men in Black song. It just got stuck in my head. If you don’t know it, save yourself and don’t ever listen to it.

    There gooes the men in blaaack. lol

    • Jan. 13, 10:55am

      UH , its the MIB, yeah, itd the MIB

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