Double Gulf 12 Hours line-ups confirmed by 2 Seas Motorsport

November 29, 2023
2 Seas Motorsport will once again return to the Middle East this winter, signing off an already-successful 2023 season with a two car entry into the Gulf 12 Hours. With little over a week until the first session at Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina Circuit, the double event-winning Bahraini-British outfit has unveiled special liveries for the two Mercedes-AMG GT3s, as they look to take the fight with competitive line-ups confirmed for the final round of the Intercontinental GT Challenge.

Running as Mercedes-AMG Team 2 Seas, the #14 Pro entry will see Jules Gounon back with the team, and he currently leads the IGTC standings. The Andorran driver is joined by Maximilian Götz and Fabian Schiller, as the all-AMG Performance Driver line-up look to fight for overall victory. Jules’ race results speak for themselves, having claimed a third Bathurst 12 Hours victory, Daytona 24 Hours honours, and the GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup title, just this year.

2021 DTM champion Maximilian Götz has scored multiple podiums and race wins at the wheel of the Mercedes-AMG GT3. This season has seen the experienced driver take a pair of top-three ADAC GT Masters results, as well as narrowly missing an overall podium finish at the Nürburgring 24 Hours, finishing P4 together with Fabian Schiller. Completing the line-up, Fabian has raced across Europe and Asia this season, kicking off the year with third place in the final GT standings of the Asian Le Mans Series, before securing two wins and three podium finishes in International GT Open, with a further victory and podium in GT World Challenge Asia.

The #3 line-up sees 2 Seas Motorsport team co-owner Sh. Isa Al Khalifa alongside Jules’ British GT co-driver, Ian Loggie, with Al Faisal Al Zubair completing the trio. Isa returns to the event as a double race winner, with his first and only race activity of the 2023 season. Ian continues with the team, having taken a race win, two podiums, and a pole position on his way to helping to secure the British GT teams’ championship, and P5 in the drivers’ standings. Meanwhile, Al Faisal returns to 2 Seas Motorsport, having made a one-off British GT entry with the team in 2020. The Omani driver is also no stranger to the Gulf 12 Hours or the Mercedes-AMG GT3, and will make his third appearance at the final endurance event of the season, having secured two International GT Open wins and three further podiums alongside Fabian Schiller earlier this year.

The 12th running of the Gulf 12 Hours will sign off the Intercontinental GT Challenge, and takes place 8-10 December at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi. Follow 2 Seas Motorsport across the team’s social media channels to keep up-to-date with regular updates throughout the event – facebook, Instagram and twitter - and watch the race live on the GT World YouTube channel.