2 Seas Motorsport confirms second Gulf 12 Hours Bahrain driver line-up

January 6, 2021
Gulf 12 Hours

This weekend will see2 Seas Motorsport kick-start the 2021 season with a double Pro-car entry intothe Gulf 12 Hours Bahrain event.

·      Pro-entry of Ed Jones (AE), Lewis Williamson(GB) and Dylan Pereira (LU) confirmed for the #7 McLaren 720S GT3

·      Second line-up joins Isa Al-Khalifa (BH), BenBarnicoat (GB) and Martin Kodric (HR) battling for outright race honours

·      Two-car GT3 entry marks the biggest challengefor 2 Seas Motorsport as the British-Bahraini team kicks off the 2021 season

With the first full-Pro entry already announced, the British-Bahraini team has now confirmed a second all-star line-up with Ed Jones, Lewis Williamson and Dylan Pereira taking on the challenge at the Bahrain International Circuit.

The exciting trio will pilot the #7 McLaren 720S GT3 as each of them make their Gulf 12 Hours event debut. They will run alongside Pro-entry teammates Isa Al-Khalifa, Ben Barnicoat and Martin Kodrić as part of the GT3 grid boasting more than 20 entrants for the relocated event.

Dubai-born Brit Ed Jones joins the team with a strong single-seater CV which saw him take European F3 championship honours in 2013 before a move to the US, racing in the Indy Lights series in 2015. After taking 3rd in his debut season, Ed took the overall championship the following year and progressed to the IndyCar championship for the 2017 season. Here he scored a season-best P3 finish at the famous Indy 500 and secured the championship’s Rookie of the Year title. A switch to sportscars was scheduled for 2020 with an entry confirmed for the German DTM series, but these plans were cancelled due to travel restrictions.

Former McLaren Autosport Young Driver of the Year Lewis Williamson has shown his ability at the wheel of various GT3 cars over recent years. He has proved himself to be a leading endurance racer against world-class opposition, taking the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup Pro-Am title in 2018. In the same year, the British driver also finished 2nd at the Suzuka 10 Hours, and took Pro-Am podium finishes at both Bathurst 12 Hours and the Total 24 Hours of Spa. The Gulf 12 Hours Bahrain will see Lewis return to the cockpit of the 720S GT3 and reunited with Ben Barnicoat and Martin Kodrić, having raced with them during the GT World Challenge Endurance Cup powered by AWS in 2020.

Completing the line-up is Dylan Pereira, as he makes his Gulf 12 Hour race debut. The 23-year old Luxembourgish driver has competed extensively at the wheel of different Porsche GT models over the past six seasons in Europe and the Middle East and enjoyed his strongest season to-date in 2020.  Eight victories and seven further podiums saw Dylan finish runner-up in both the 2020 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup and Carrera Cup Germany standings.

Isa Al-Khalifa, 2 Seas Motorsport team co-owner and driver.

“It has been a whirlwind debut season, and the confirmation of our entry into DTM is a big step, but I am confident in the team we have in place and we are up to the challenge. It is great to be in a position where the championship has opened up to accept GT3 entries, and we can work with McLaren to take the 720S GT3 on to a completely new global stage. The viewing figures for last year were incredible, and blend of the DTM format with the addition of a GT3 is shaping up to be a very interesting recipe.”

Follow @2SeasMotorsport social media channels to track the progress throughout the Gulf 12 Hours Bahrain this weekend, with the race scheduled to start at 09.30 AST (GMT+3), 9 January 2021.