European race debut confirmed for 2 Seas Motorsport

September 17, 2021
International GT Open

European race debut confirmed for 2 Seas Motorsport

Round 6 of the International GT Open championship will see 2 Seas Motorsport return to action as the team prepares to make its European race debut. Ethan Simioni will join team regular Martin Kodrić at the wheel of the Mercedes-AMG GT3 as the pair line up at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza in Italy, over the weekend 26-27 September.

Ethan Simioni joins 2 Seas Motorsport as he embarks on his first European event, making a switch to the GT3 category. The young Canadian campaigned successfully in GT competition on home soil after progressing from karting. Following his transition, he secured 3 victories, 5 further podiums and 7 pole positions en route to the 2018 Canadian Touring GT Championship title in his debut season. This was followed by further podium finishes in both 2019 GT3 Cup Challenge Canada races he contested during his rookie season.

““I am really pleased to be able to confirm that I will be joining 2 Seas Motorsport for the International GT Open event, and I cannot wait to race at Monza. It is a great way to mark my European race debut, at one of the most iconic circuits, and really looking forward to seeing what we can achieve over the weekend. The series is extremely competitive and has seen some really close battles already this season, so it is definitely going to be a big challenge, but I am ready for the challenge."

Ethan Simioni, #9 Mercedes-AMG GT3

Having scored victories with 2 Seas Motorsport in both the Middle East and UK so far this season, Martin Kodrić is back in the Mercedes-AMG GT3 looking to build on his success. The Croatian driver returns to the International GT Open grid and to Monza for the first time since 2018, where he scored victory to clinch 3rd in the championship.  

The 2021 season has proved successful for 2 Seas Motorsport so far, having achieved pole positions and race victories at both the Gulf 12 Hours Bahrain and the one-off Intelligent Money British GT entry at Silverstone. The British-Bahraini team is now looking to continue this fine run of results with this latest challenge.

“The plan for 2021 was always to select specific events as we build up knowledge and experience with the Mercedes-AMG, while looking at the options available in terms of championships and work with different drivers. We have enjoyed strong results in the events we have taken part in so far, and really looking forward to this next challenge competing at Monza. It is one of the proper old school circuits, which always delivers great racing, and the International GT Open championship has an increasingly strong grid of teams and drivers, so it will be a great weekend to be involved with. The season has provided some great racing so far, and I am looking forward to seeing what we can achieve with the exciting line up we have in Ethan and Martin.”

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

Round 6 of the International GT Open championship takes place over the weekend 26-27 September. Follow 2 Seas Motorsport across the team’s social media channels to keep up-to-date with the latest news – facebook, Instagram and twitter.