For most teams that are fielding an entirely new vehicle in its first endurance race, just finishing the race is the best they can hope for. With the exception of such mega-teams as Audi
, podium finishes for unproven cars are a rare thing. So when all three of the Mercedes-Benz
SLS AMG GT3 cars that took place in the Dubai 24-hour endurance race managed to finish, the folks at Mercedes were pleased.