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31 Car Entry For 2018 Gulf 12 Hours at Yas Marina

Strong GT3 contingent

The 2018 Gulf 12 Hours will welcome the largest field in its eight-year history, with 31 cars listed on the provisional grid at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi on 15 December.

This year’s race will see the competitive debuts of the new McLaren 720S GT3 and Aston Martin Vantage GT4. In addition, the new Vantage GT3 will undergo its toughest challenge to date since its race debut in October this year with a trio of cars in customer hands for the first time. The new Audi R8 LMS ‘Evo’will see two examples in the hands of Car Collection Motorsport

Audi Sport factory drivers Markus Winkelhock and Christopher Haase will compete for the overall race win with Car Collection in one of the 2019 spec cars.

The Aston Martin Vantage GT3 will also launch a twin attack on the GT3 PRO class, entered by British teams R-Motorsport, and Oman Racing which will once again be co-driven by local UAE driver Ahmad Al Harthy alongside British drivers Jonny Adam and Darren Turner.

The GT3 PRO-AM class will also be heavily contested, with Kessel Racing entering two 488 GT3 cars. Attempto Racing and Car Collection Motorsport will again each represent a single Audi R8 LMS 9the Car Collection car a 2019 Evo). They will be joined by a Porsche GT3 R entered by local UAE team GPX Racing, the Daiko Lazarus Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3 and Beechdean Motorsport with their new Vantage GT3.

The GT3 AM class will be contested by a trio of Ferraris, entered by Kessel Racing, Stile F Squadra Corse, and Spirit of Race, with French team AKKA ASP seeking to split the Prancing Horse cars with its Mercedes AMG GT3 car.

German, Italian and British marques will be represented in the GT4 class, with Bullitt Racing challenging with two Mercedes AMG cars. British team Ciceley Motorsport will make it three Mercedes AMG.

The Scuderia Villorba Corse team will enter its duo of race-winning Maserati MC GT4 cars, with the Aston Martin Racing factory outfit completing the class with the competitive debut of the Vantage GT4.

The GT Cup grid sees the UAE-based GDL Racing Middle East team, fielding two Lamborghini Supertrofeo cars, along with a Porsche 991.

The PSC Motorsport team will add to the Lamborghini love with a single Supertrofeo Evo model. Completing the class will be the Slidesports-entered Porsche Carrera 997 GT3 Cup car.

Prototype cars will again be welcomed on the grid, as French team Graff enters a Ligier JS P3 and a Norma M30 into the LMP3 AM class. Scuderia Villorba Corse will add to their garage with a LMP3 PRO-AM Ligier JS P3.

GT3 PRO

Attempto Racing – Audi R8 LMS GT3
Car Collection Motorsport – Audi R8 LMS GT3
Kessel Racing – Ferrari 488 GT3
Oman Racing – Aston Martin Vantage GT3
McLaren Customer Racing – McLaren 720S GT3
R-Motorsport – Aston Martin Vantage GT3

GT3 PRO-AM

Attempto Racing – Audi R8 LMS GT3
Car Collection Motorsport – Audi R8 LMS GT3
GPX Racing – Porsche GT3 R
Kessel Racing – Ferrari 488 GT3
Kessel Racing – Ferrari 488 GT3
Daiko Lazarus Racing – Lamborghini Huracan GT3
Beechdean – Aston Martin Vantage GT3

GT3 AM

Kessel Racing – Ferrari 488 GT3
Stile F Squadra Corse – Ferrari 458 GT3
AKKA ASP – Mercedes AMG GT3
Spirit of Race – Ferrari F488 GT3

GT4

Bullitt Racing – Mercedes AMG GT4
Bullitt Racing – Mercedes AMG GT4
Ciceley Motorsport – Mercedes AMG GT4
Scuderia Villorba Corse – Maserati MC GT4
Scuderia Villorba Corse – Maserati MC GT4
Aston Martin Racing – Aston Martin Vantage GT4

GT CUP

GDL Racing Middle East- Lamborghini Supertrofeo
GDL Racing Middle East – Porsche 991
GDL Racing Middle East – Lamborghini Supertrofeo
PSC Motorsport – Lamborghini Supertrofeo Evo
Slidesports – Porsche Carrera 997 GT3 Cup

LMP3 PRO-AM

Scuderia Villorba Corse – Ligier JS P3

LMP3 AM

Graff- Norma M30
Graff – Ligier JS P3