The Gulf 12 Hours is a 12-hour annual GT endurance racing event that usually takes place at the Yas Marina Circuit in the United Arab Emirates except in January 2021 when it was held at the Bahrain International Circuit. It has been held since 2013. On 29 July 2022, it was announced that Gulf 12 Hours will join to the Intercontinental GT Challenge calendar both in 2022 and 2023.[1]

Winners

Bahrain International Circuit hosted 2020 Gulf 12 Hours in January 2021
Yas Marina Circuit layout used from 2013 to 2019
Year Drivers Car Team Remarks
2022 (Jan) Bahrain Isa Al-Khalifa
United Kingdom Ben Barnicoat
Croatia Martin Kodrić
Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo Bahrain 2 Seas Motorsport 359 laps. New distance record.
2021 Bahrain Isa Al-Khalifa
United Kingdom Ben Barnicoat
Croatia Martin Kodrić
McLaren 720S GT3 Bahrain 2 Seas Motorsport 341 laps. This edition was relocated to the Bahrain International Circuit.[2]
2020 Race moved to 2021 due to COVID-19 travel restrictions.
2019 Germany Christopher Mies
Russia Rinat Salikhov
Belgium Dries Vanthoor
Audi R8 LMS Evo Germany Attempto Racing 316 laps.
2018 Poland Michał Broniszewski
Italy Davide Rigon
Italy Alessandro Pier Guidi
Ferrari 488 GT3 Switzerland Kessel Racing 313 laps.
2017 Poland Michał Broniszewski
Italy Davide Rigon
Spain Miguel Molina
Ferrari 488 GT3 Switzerland Kessel Racing 302 laps.
2016 Poland Michał Broniszewski
Italy Davide Rigon
Italy Giacomo Piccini
Ferrari 488 GT3 Switzerland Kessel Racing 300 laps.
2015 Poland Michał Broniszewski
Italy Davide Rigon
Italy Giacomo Piccini
Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 Switzerland Kessel Racing 301 laps.[3]
2014 Italy Michele Rugolo
Italy Davide Rigon
Australia Stephen Wyatt
Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 Italy AF Corse 315 laps.[4]
2013 Germany Bernd Schneider
Netherlands Jeroen Bleekemolen
United Arab Emirates Khaled Al Qubaisi
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 United Arab Emirates Team Abu Dhabi by Black Falcon Racing 308 laps.[5]

References

  1. ^ "Gulf 12 Hours replaces Kyalami as 2022 IGTC finale". motorsport.com. 29 July 2022. Retrieved 29 July 2022.
  2. ^ "Gulf 12 Hours January 2021 Edition relocates to Bahrain". www.gulf12hours.com. 16 November 2020. Retrieved 16 November 2020.
  3. ^ "Kessel Racing win the 5th Gulf 12 Hours at Yas Marina Circuit". www.gulf12hours.com. 11 December 2015. Retrieved 11 December 2015.
  4. ^ "Victory for AF Corse in 2014 Gulf 12 Hours". www.gulf12hours.com. 13 December 2014. Retrieved 13 December 2014.
  5. ^ "Gulf 12 Hours win seals a dream season for Team Abu Dhaby by Black Falcon". www.gulf12hours.com. 14 December 2013. Retrieved 14 December 2013.

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