2 Seas finish in Gulf 12 Hours top 10 | THE DAILY TRIBUNE | KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN

2 Seas finish in Gulf 12 Hours top 10

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Bahraini-British motor racing team 2 Seas Motorsport were able to salvage a solid top 10 finish last night while just missing out on a podium in class in the Gulf 12 Hours endurance race at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi.

The trio of His Highness Shaikh Isa bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, Martin Kodric and Hunter Abbott, sharing the duties in 2 Seas’ #1 Mercedes-AMG GT3, finished with a total of 332 laps—just three behind the winners—to claim their final classification in 10th overall.

2 Seas were also fourth in the GT3 Pro-Am category, narrowly coming up short of the top three by only a number of seconds.

The trio had started the race from 14th on the grid, and the race marked a positive ending to a troubled weekend.

The other 2 Seas crew in their #51 car featuring Lewis Williamson, Aaron Walker and James Cottingham, who started 17th, came 24th overall after dealing with car issues at the start. They completed 282 laps and were eighth amongst the GT3 Pro-Am runners.

Taking the win were the AF Corse-Francorchamps Motors trio of Antonio Fuoco, James Calado and Alessandro Pier Guidi, who led a one-two with teammates Nicklas Nielsen, Davide Rigon and Alessio Rovera.

They completed 335 laps in all with a 14.388s gap between the pair at the chequerd flag.

Audi Sport Team Sainteloc consisting of Patric Niederhauser, Christopher Hasse and Erwan Bastard completed the overall podium.

Winning the GT3 Pro-Am class were the SunEnergy1 by SPS crew with 334 laps in all, while joining them in the category’s top three were the two Garage 59 challengers.

The Gulf 12 Hours featured a newlook race format, with a continuous 12-hour race run yesterday for the first time in its history, rather than being split into two six-hour parts as has previously been held.

The Gulf 12 Hours event was first held at the iconic Abu Dhabi Formula 1 Grand Prix circuit back in January of 2012, with 10 editions run in total there to date as well as a special edition of the race at Bahrain International Circuit in January of 2021.