A packed grid of 28 spectacular GT3 race cars for the 10 December event. The world’s top GT manufacturers and drivers represented at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi. Live streaming video of qualifying and the race via YouTube and Facebook. The Gulf 12 Hours...
Four United Arab Emirate-based drivers will take on the challenge of the Gulf 12 Hours on 10 December behind the wheel of the OJ Lifestyle Racing by Racing One entry. The #26 Ferrari 296 GT3, in its eye-catching blue and red livery, will be...
Mercedes-AMG will be represented at the 2023 Gulf 12 Hours by seven of the stunning Mercedes-AMG GT3 race cars at Yas Marina Circuit on 10 December. As part of a strong grid, featuring six of the world’s top supercar manufacturers, Mercedes-AMG will be represented...
ENTRY LIST GULF 12 HOURS
|GT3 Pro||Mercedes-AMG 2 Seas||Mercedes-AMG GT3||Jules Gounon – Maximilan Goetz – Fabian Schiller|
|GT3 Pro||Mercedes-AMG Team GruppeM Racing||Mercedes-AMG GT3||Lucas Auer – Lorenzo Ferrari – Frankie Bird|
|GT3 Pro||Mercedes-AMG Team GruppeM Racing||Mercedes-AMG GT3||Maro Engel – Luca Stolz – Mikael Grenier|
|GT3 Pro||Team WRT||BMW M4 GT3||Philipp Eng – Sheldon Van Der Linde – Charles Weerts|
|GT3 Pro||Team WRT||BMW M4 GT3||Valentino Rossi – Dries Vanthoor – Nick Yelloly|
|GT3 ProAm||AF Corse||Ferrari 296 GT3||Alessandro Cozzi – Alessio Rovera – Giorgio Sernagiotto – Marco Pulcini|
|GT3 ProAm||Car Collection Motorsport||Porsche 911 GT3 R (992)||HASH – Stefano Costantini – Alex Fontana – Yannick Mettler|
|GT3 ProAm||Grove Racing||Porsche 911 GT3 R (992)||Stephen Grove – Brenton Grove – Richie Stanaway|
|GT3 ProAm||Garage 59||McLaren 720 GT3 EVO||Benjamin Goethe – Oliver Goethe – Shaun Balfe – Mark Sansom|
|GT3 ProAm||Garage 59||McLaren 720 GT3 EVO||Alexander West – Marvin Kirchhoefer – Louis Prette|
|GT3 ProAm||Sky Tempesta||McLaren 720 GT3 EVO||Kevin Tse – Eddie Cheever – Jonathan Hui – Chris Froggatt|
|GT3 ProAm||Herberth Motorsport||Porsche 911 GT3 R (992)||Antares Au – Tim Heinemann – Matteo Cairoli|
|GT3 ProAm||Kessel Racing||Ferrari 296 GT3||Anton Dias Perera – Giorgio Roda – Alexander West – David Fumanelli|
|GT3 ProAm||Kessel Racing||Ferrari 296 GT3||Michael Broniszewski – Niccolo Schiró – Davide Rigon|
|GT3 ProAm||Optimum Motorsport||McLaren 720S GT3||Mark Radcliffe – Ollie Millroy – Rob Bell|
|GT3 ProAm||RacingOne||Ferrari 296 GT3||Omar Jackson – Axcil Jefferies – Ramez S. Azzam – Zaamin Jaffer|
|GT3 ProAm||Sun Energy 1||Mercedes-AMG GT3||Kenny Habul – Philip Ellis – Martin Konrad – Dominik Baumann|
|GT3 Am||2 Seas Motorsport||Mercedes-AMG GT3||Isa Al Khalifa – Ian Loggie- Al Faisal Al Zubair|
|GT3 Am||7Tsix||Mercedes-AMG GT3||Wayne Marrs – Matthew Topham – Ameerh Naran – Tom Jackson|
|GT3 Am||AF Corse||Ferrari 296 GT3||Christian Colombo – David Tjiptobiantoro – Lilou Wadoux – Stephane Lemeret|
|GT3 Am||AF Corse||Ferrari 488 GT3||Nicola Marinangeli – Kriton Lendoudis – Christoph Ulrich – Alex Fox|
|GT3 Am||AF Corse||Ferrari 296 GT3||Lauren De Meeus – Jean Claude Saada – Conrad Grunewald – Miguel Ramos|
|GT3 Am||Baron Motorsport||Ferrari 488 GT3||Ernst Kirchmayr – Axel Sartingen – Daniel di Amato – Philippe Prette|
|GT3 Am||Car Collection Motorsport||Porsche 911 GT3 R (992)||Dustin Blattner – Constantin Dressler – Joel Sturm|
|GT3 Am||HaasRT||Audi R8 LMS GT3 EVO II||Gregory Gilbert – Miika Panu – Xavier Knauf – Gregory Servais|
|GT3 Am||Herberth Motorsport||Porsche 911 GT3-R (991.II)||Daniel Allemann – Ralf Bohn – Alfred Renauer|
|GT3 Am||MP Racing||Mercedes-AMG GT3||Thomas Gostner – Manuela Gostner – Corinna Gostner – David Gostner|
|GT3 Am||Tsunami RT||Porsche 911 GT3-R (991.II)||Johannes Zelger – Davide Scannicchio – Marco Cassará – Stefano Borghi|
PROVISIONAL SCHEDULE 2023
Friday 8 December
|13.15 – 14.15||Open Practice Test 1 (60m)|
|15.15 – 16.15||Open Practice Test 2 (60m)|
|17.30 – 19.30||Open Practice Test 3 (120m)|
Saturday 9 December
|11.15 – 12.15||Free Practice 1 (60m)|
|14.30 – 15.30||Free Practice 2 (60m)|
|18.00 – 18.15||Qualifying Driver 4 (15m)|
|18.25 – 18.40||Qualifying Driver 3 (15m)|
|18.50 – 19.05||Qualifying Driver 2 (15m)|
|19.15 – 19.30||Qualifying Driver 1 (15m)|
Sunday 10 December
|09:30 – 10:00||Starting Grid|
|10:00 – 22:00||Race (12 hours)|
RESULTS DECEMBER 2023
ABOUT GULF 12 HOURS
Launched at the beginning of 2012, the ‘Gulf 12 Hours’ established itself as a benchmark for GT motorsport events in the Gulf region.
The first nine editions took place at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates between 2010 and 2019. Bahrain International Circuit hosted a special edition of the ‘Gulf 12 Hours’ in January 2021. The ‘Gulf 12 Hours’ returned at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, for its 10th edition on 8 January 2022.
The 13th edition of the ‘Gulf 12 Hours’ will take place at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi on Sunday 10 December 2023. For the first time in its history, the race will be open to GT3 cars only.
Scheduled for the evening before the ‘Gulf 12 Hours’, on Saturday 9 December, the new ‘Yas Island 6 Hours’ will allow non-GT3 cars to battle for an overall victory on one of Formula 1 most important circuits.
The event is promoted by Driving Force Events Limited (Ireland). The commercial right holder is Motorsport Projects FZE (United Arab Emirates).
Featuring the best GT teams and cars from across the globe, the Gulf 12 Hours gained the appreciation of the endurance racing community.
The main car category is the FIA GT3, featuring a large number of prestigious motorsport brands, including: Aston Martin, Audi, BMW, Ferrari, Lamborghini, McLaren, Mercedes AMG and Porsche.
The Race Format
The Gulf 12 Hours is an annual endurance race event for GT cars that takes place at the Yas Marina Circuit in the United Arab Emirates it has been held since January 2012. The next race is scheduled for 10 December 2023.
The format switches the race focus from reliability to strategy and pace: drivers can chase the win pushing their cars to the outright limit, the best premise for an exciting race. In pure endurance fashion, the event embraces both day and night racing with floodlights complementing the spectacular Yas Marina Circuit setting.