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Special Motorsports Event - Maxi Endurance 48/SPEEDCOM/Cor Euser Racing BMW 120D Qualifies Second In Class For 24 Hours Of Dubai

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DUBAI, Jan. 11, 2013: Former race class winner Toto Lassally, and past podium finishers Steve Goldin and Scott Finlay, qualified second Thursday in the D1 class in the No. 152 “Maxi Endurance 48”/SPEEDCOM/Cor Euser Racing BMW 120D with co-drivers Jesus Diez Villaroel and Matthew Di Leo for this weekend’s 8th Annual 24 Hours of Dubai.

The Dubai 24H starts at 2 p.m. Dubai local time, Friday, January 11, which is 5 a.m. ET/2 p.m. PT in the United States. A variety of multi-media and timing and scoring features are available to track all of the action at

The No. 152 BMW team is racing to promote the upcoming "Maxi Endurance 48" which is the world’s first ever 48-hour endurance race that will be held at the Circuit of Navarra in Spain, March 14 – 17. Cor Euser Racing has already entered the team’s winning BMW 120D in the inaugural running of the “Maxi Endurance 48” but the first order of business is another 24H victory at the Dubai Autodrome in the next two days.

Lassally is racing for the honor of his native El Salvador, Goldin and Finlay are from the United States, Di Leo is a Canadian and Diez Villaroel is a Spaniard who is an accomplished international sports car driver and founder of the “Maxi Endurance 48.” Navarra is only is about 20 kilometers from Pamplona,Spain, home to the famous Running of the Bulls. Learn more about the “Maxi Endurance 48” at

Lassally, Goldin and Finlay joined Jim Briody and Goldin’s younger brother Keith Goldin for a second-place diesel class finish in the 2009 Dubai 24H. One year later Lassally and Briody returned and won the competitive D1 class with teammates Hal Prewitt and team owner Cor Euser himself, the legendary Dutch driver and team owner who is once again fielding multiple entries in the 24H Dubai.

In addition to the “Maxi Endurance 48” BMW 120D, Cor Euser Racing is fielding its No. 148 Lotus Evora GT4 in the SP3 class with Americans Shane Lewis and Vic Rice joining Dutchman Henk Thijssen and Englishman Trevor Knight. The Lotus will start third in the SP3 field.

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