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24 Hours of Dubai: Teams start shipping containers ahead of 2014 edition

Racing teams are already shipping the containers housing all their racing equipment to the United Arab Emirates, in preparation for next month's 2014 24 Hours of Dubai.

The 83-car entry list makes for a very busy time in European ports. In Rotterdam, for instance, 35 containers are being loaded for a total of 262 tons.

Some teams are also shipping from Denmark, England, Italy and New Zealand.

Drivers will only be shipped later, and separately.

But international stars, like Bernd Schneider, Gianmaria Bruni, Stefan Mücke or Darren Turner, are expected, driving the usual fleet of Mercedes SLS AMG, Ferrari 458 Italia, Aston Martin Vantage and the likes.

The entry list also features four Canadians: Jean-Charles Perrin (No. 43 GC Automobile GC 10 V8), and Christian Chia, John and Wayne Shen (No. 216 Renault Clio).