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2 Seas kick off Gulf 12 Hours drive

TDT | Manama                                                    

The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com

Bahraini-British motor racing team 2 Seas Motorsport had a solid start to their weekend’s events yesterday in the Gulf 12 Hours, taking place at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi.

2 Seas’ #14 crew of Jules Gounon, Maximilan Gotz and Fabian Schiller, competing in the Pro class, were seventh overall on the open practice one timesheet, held under lights over an hour’s duration.

The trio posted a fastest lap of one minute 53.208 seconds in the session behind the wheel of their Mercedes AMG-GT3 contender. They were also second-fastest in class, behind only fellow Mercedes-AMG outfit GruppeM Racing.

2 Seas’ other car, the #3 triumvirate of His Highness Shaikh Isa bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, Ian Loggie and Al Faisal Al Zubair, ranked 22nd overall. They had a fastest lap of 1:55.299, putting them seventh in class. 2 Seas, co-owned by HH Shaikh Isa, are part of a packed grid of 28 GT3 cars competing in the event.

Action continues today at the UAE capital with three more open practice sessions, the first two to be held over 60 minutes apiece and the last over 120 minutes. Tomorrow, there will be two free practice sessions, to be followed by qualifying. The main event is then set for Sunday, with the race scheduled for a 9am start, Bahrain time. The podium presentation will follow at around 9.15pm, Bahrain, after the chequered flag comes down on the 12-hour endurance challenge.