2 Seas Motorsport partners with GFH Financial Group
Ahead of the Gulf 12 Hours race event later this week, 2 Seas Motorsport has confirmed a new partnership with GFH Financial Group (‘GFH’), a leading and dynamic financial group in the GCC region and global markets. This new relationship will include branding on the team’s #1 Mercedes-AMG GT3, as reigning champions Sh. Isa Al Khalifa and Martin Kodrić, along with new teammate Hunter Abbott, attempt to secure a further title.
Headquartered in Bahrain, GFH Financial Group is listed on four stock exchanges across the GCC, including the Bahrain Bourse, Boursa Kuwait, Dubai Financial Market (DFM) and the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX), where they are one of the most liquid and actively traded stocks. The award-winning Group currently holds nearly US$17bn of total assets and assets under management, and has been regularly recognised as a leader in its industry. Most recently, and among the latest in the list of international recognitions, the company was awarded ‘Best Investment Bank – Bahrain’ by the Euromoney Awards for Excellence, ‘Best Islamic Asset Manager (Global)’ by the Global Finance Awards, and named ‘Investment Banking (Market Leader) – Bahrain’ by Euromoney Market Leaders 2022.
Bahraini-British team 2 Seas Motorsport is extremely proud of the links to Bahrain and the GCC, and competition across the region plays an important part in the team’s winter race programme. With outright victory at the relocated 2021 Gulf 12 Hours, Sh. Isa Al Khalifa and his 2 Seas Motorsport teammates secured a very proud maiden endurance victory on home soil at the Bahrain International Circuit. A year later, and with the event back at its more familiar Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, the team repeated the feat to claim a second successive title. Now, this weekend, the 2022 season is signed off with the event returning to its traditional end-of-the-year scheduling, signing off a bumper calendar for the team.
The new partnership comes after GFH has followed Sh. Isa’s progress in motorsport from a young age, which saw him initially competing domestically and within the GCC region. He has now advanced to racing in GT3 competition on a global level, setting up his own team, and winning the Gulf 12 Hours event for the past two years as a team owner and driver, proudly flying the flag and representing Bahrain.
“It is a real honour to welcome GFH Financial Group to the 2 Seas Motorsport family, and I am particularly proud to announce this partnership with such a strong Bahraini brand. We proudly race under the Bahrain flag, and we are working hard within motorsport to take on the world’s best and showcase the country on a global scale – very similar to how GFH has been operating for the past 20 years, operating in fiercely competitive markets, and being recognised on a global scale.
“I am also extremely pleased to confirm this new relationship with GFH ahead of returning to race in the GCC. We have had some strong results over the past couple of years, and it is really exciting to head back to the Gulf 12 Hours as double champions, looking for another strong showing.”
Isa Al Khalifa, 2 Seas Motorsport co-owner