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TF Sport Confirms 24H Dubai Debut Plans with Duel Racing

TF Sport names drivers for Duel Racing tie-up at 24 Hours of Dubai in January…

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TF Sport has named its driver lineup for its Hankook 24 Hours of Dubai debut in January with an Aston Martin Vantage GT3 competing under the Duel Racing banner.

The 24 Hours of Le Mans GTE-Am winning squad will run a single Aston Martin in the GT3 Pro-Am class for the event at Dubai Autodrome on Jan. 14-15.

TF Sport has teamed up with Duel Racing, which has competed in the Creventic-run 24H Series for several years.

Charlie Eastwood leads the driver lineup alongside Sam de Haan and three drivers from the Duel Racing program.

Brothers Ramzi, Nabil and Sami Moutran won the 991 class at the Dubai 24 Hours in 2019 sharing a Porsche 911 GT3 Cup with Eastwood.

De Haan, who also drove a RAM Racing Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo this year, won a round of the 2021 International GT Open series with Eastwood at the Red Bull Ring.

“It’s great to team up with the Moutrans and have Charlie and Sam in the mix too,” said TF Sport team principal Tom Ferrier.

“Ramzi, Nabil and Sami have a superb record at the 24H Series events, Sam and Charlie stepped on the podium with us in 2021 and we know our way around a 24-hour race in the Vantage GT3, so all together, we are looking for a very strong result to kick-start our 2022 season.”

TF Sport’s presence on the 24 Hours of Dubai grid with Duel Racing was previously known by its inclusion on the provisional entry list, however the driver lineup and the half-and-half car livery were yet to be revealed by the British team.

The latest version of the Dubai entry list features 27 GT3 cars, many of which now have fully or partially completed driver lineups.

Notable additions include Lamborghini factory ace Mirko Bortolotti at Barwell Motorsport, Mercedes-AMG drivers Jules Gounon and Maro Engel at SPS Automotive Performance, and former IndyCar and SMP Racing Ferrari driver Mikhail Aleshin in an all-Russian Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo.

Daniel Lloyd is a UK-based reporter for Sportscar365, covering the FIA World Endurance Championship, GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, among other series.

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