Kapci Coatings, sponsored 1 lap of the 24H DUBAI Race in the UAE that took place at the Dubai Autodrome. The 17th edition of the event was held earlier this year.
As sponsors of the competition Kapci Coatings had branding on the car driven by Khaled Al Qubaisi, and in many other places where other partners and attendees will be watching the event. Kapci Commercial Director, Mr. Amr El Sayed commented on the sponsorship: “Our involvement comes with our passion in technological advancements which is key in modern era racing. We believe that there is resonance between sporting concepts and business concepts especially when we take technology into context.
Our products are driven by our investment in technology through our Research and Development initiatives, therefore, we see the growing innovation in racing events as a way of shaping the future for young people hence our participation in these events. We wanted to prop up our support for the 24H DUBAI Race as we appreciate the amount of hard work and discipline that is put in this event.”
According to the Automobilsport website, Haupt Racing Team kicked off the new motorsport season with two top results at the 24-Hours of Dubai. The #4 Mercedes-AMG GT3 sponsored by Kapci finished fourth, narrowly missing out on a place on the podium. The #777 car came home fifth at the desert circuit. Qualifying saw the two HRT cars establish promising starting positions for the race. The #4 Mercedes-AMG GT3, driven by Khaled Al Qubaisi (UAE), Hubert Haupt (GER), Raffaele Marciello (ITA) and Manuel Metzger (GER), secured second place on the grid at the circuit in Dubai. The #777 car, with Al Faisal Al Zubair (OMA), Indy Dontje (NED), Martin Konrad (AUT) and Luca Stolz (GER) at the wheel, qualified third to round off an impressive performance from HRT. Both cars made a good start, backing up the previous day’s performance in perfect racing conditions. Start driver Raffaele Marciello, in the #4 Mercedes-AMG GT3 sporting the blue and yellow livery of team partner Bilstein, applied pressure from the word go and briefly took the lead. Marciello was then unfortunate after the first stop and had to return to the pits with a puncture.