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Thursday 7 January
|12.00 – 16.00||Free practice|
|17.30 – 20.30||Free practice 1 (180m)|
Friday 8 January
|09.50 – 10.40||Free Practice 2 (50m)|
|11.55 – 12.45||Free Practice 3 (50m)|
|14.00 – 14.50||Free Practice 4 (50m)|
|16.45 – 17.00||Qualifying Driver 1 (15m)|
|17.15 – 17.30||Qualifying Driver 2 (15m)|
|17.45 – 18.00||Qualifying Driver 3 (15m)|
Saturday 9 January
|09.30 – 15.30||Race Part 1 (6h)|
|17.30 – 23.30||Race Part 2 (6h)|
ENTRY LIST BAHRAIN 2021
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|7||2 Seas Motorsport||Ed Jones – Lewis Williamson – Dylan Pereira||UAE – GBR – LUX||McLaren 720S GT3|
|33||2 Seas Motorsport||Isa Bin Abdulla Alkhalifa – Ben Barnicoat – Martin Kodrić||BAH – GBR – HRV||McLaren 720S GT3|
|3||RAM Racing||Ian Loggie – Chris Froggatt – Callum Macleod||GBR – GBR – GBR||Mercedes AMG GT3|
|8||Kessel Racing||Alessandro Cutrera – LMDV – Marco Frezza – Nicola Cadei||ITA – ITA – ITA – ITA||Ferrari 488 GT3|
|31||Team Parker Racing||Derek Pierce – Euan McKay – Andy Meyrick||GBR – GBR – GBR||Bentley Continental GT3|
|46||Monster VR46 Kessel||Valentino Rossi – Luca Marini – Alessio Salucci||ITA – ITA – ITA||Ferrari 488 GT3|
|67||Dinamic Motorsport||Roberto Pampinini – Mauro Calamia – Stefano Monaco||CHE – CHE – CHE||Porsche 911 GT3|
|72||Inception Racing with Optimum||Brendan Iribe – Ollie Millroy – Nick Moss – Joe Osborne||USA – GBR – GBR – GBR||McLaren 720S GT3|
|27||Kessel Racing||Murat Cuhadaroglu – Francesco Zollo – David Fumanelli – Emanuele Tabacchi||TUR – ITA – ITA – ITA||Ferrari 488 GT3|
|50||SVC Sport Management||Antoni Chodzen – Piotr Chodzen – Patrick Zamparini||POL – POL – ITA||Maserati MC GT4|
|77||Optimum Motorsport||Jan Klingelnberg – Warren Hughes – Lars Dahmann – Charlie Hollings||CHE – GBR – GBR – GBR||McLaren 570S GT4|
|90||Scuderia Villorba Corse||Jean Luc D’Auria – Benedetto Strignano – Piero Randazzo – Michele Camarlinghi||CHE – ITA – ITA – ITA||Mercedes AMG GT4|
RACE PROGRAMME BAHRAIN 2021
RESULTS BAHRAIN 2021
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 will host a special edition of the Gulf 12 Hours on 9 January 2021.
The Gulf 12 Hours will return at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, for its 10th edition in January 2022.
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 immediately gained the appreciation of the endurance racing community.
From 2020 the only car categories admitted to race are FIA GT3 and GT4, featuring a large number of prestigious motorsport brands, including: Aston Martin, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Ferrari, Lamborghini, McLaren, Mercedes and Porsche.
The Race Format
The Gulf 12 Hours consists of two parts, each six hours’ duration, split by a three hour break during which the teams are allowed to work on their cars.
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 second half of the event embraces both day and night racing with floodlights complementing the spectacular Yas Marina Circuit setting.