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LATEST NEWS

The list of teams registered for the 12th edition of the Gulf 12 Hours and the 1st edition of the Yas Island 6 Hours will be published here as soon as available.

Only GT3 cars will be admitted to the Gulf 12 Hours. The race will take place on Sunday 10 December 2023.

A wide variety of GT cars (except the GT3 cars) will be allowed to race in the Yas Island 6 Hours. This event will take place on the evening of Saturday 9 December 2023.

ENTRY LIST 2023

PROVISIONAL SCHEDULE 2023

13:15 - 14:15
Open Practice Test 2 (60 m)
14:30 - 15:00
Free Practice 1 (30 m)
15:15 - 16:15
Open Practice Test 3 (60 m)
16:30 - 17:00
Free Practice 2 (30 m)
17:30 - 19:30
Open Practice Test 4 (120 m)
Friday 8 December
Saturday 9 December
Sunday 10 December
10:40 - 11:00
Qualifying 1 (20 m)
11:15 - 12:15
Free Practice 1 (60 m)
13:15 - 13:30
Starting Procedure
13:30 - 14:00
Race 1 (30 m)
14:20 - 15:20
Free Practice 2 (60 m)
15:20 - 15:30
Public Pit Walkabout
16:00 - 16:20
Qualifying 2 (20 m)
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)
19:45 - 20:00
Starting Procedure
20:00 - 20:30
Race 2 (30 m)
09:30 - 09:50
Starting Grid
10:00 - 22:00
Race (12 h)
22:15 - 22:30
Podium presentation

RESULTS DECEMBER 2022

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Sunday 10 December
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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).

THE PHILOSOPHY

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.

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