Franchitti and co-driver Kelvin Blurt finished a second behind the TVR Tuscan of Martin Short and Rob Barff
The drivers in action include the likes of Bernd Schneider, Jeroen Bleekemolen, Andreas Simonsen, Peter Kox, Marko Asmer, Oli Webb, Nicky Pastorelli, Miguel Ramos, Stefan Mucke, Thomas Jaeger, Rob Barff
, Phil Quaife and Clemens Schmid.
Heading the entry list is the Dragon Racing McLaren 12C GT Sprint in the hands of Rob Barff
and Jordan Grogor.
Based at Dubai Autodrome, the Dragon Racing Ferrari featuring Mohammed Jawa, Jordan Grogor, Matt Griffin and Rob Barff
know their way around the circuit.
Meanwhile, fellow members Jane Barff
and Sam Womersley were given gold and bronze, respectively, for success with fuchsias and a Viking knitted bracelet.
Judges for Season 3 include returning racing stars Danny Sullivan and Boris Said, with former racer and GT Academy instructor Rob Barff
joining the expert panel for Season 3.
Also targeting outright victory is Dragon Racing, who have entered two Ferraris for Dubai Autodrome regulars Rob Barff
, Bassam Kronfli, Jordan Grogor, Mohammad Jawa, Khalid Al Mudhaf and Frederic Fatien in the driving seat.
Chairman Jane Barff
introduced Neil, Stephen, Valerie and Robert, four members of All Music Consort who entertained with brass items and solos and piano duets.
Heading the entry list is the Dragon Racing Ferrari 458 Italia, which Leon Price will share with Rob Barff
, and they are the team to beat for top honours.
was in the chair, speaker was John Ward, a former schools inspector who gave a talk on 'Life Absurdities'.
qualified on pole for last year's race and the team led until they had a misfortune during the night, which forced them to retire.