The provisional entry list for the sixth edition of the Gulf 12 Hours, the last major sports car race of the year, has been released and features a healthy mixture of GT3, GT4 and LMP3 machinery.
ENTRY LIST: Gulf 12 Hours
Fourteen cars will make up the GT category for the two-part endurance race at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi.
The field will feature five Ferraris, with Kessel Racing, Spirit of Race and Dragon Racing each running a 488 GT3, while Kessel will also have a pair of F458 Italia GT3s.
2015 winners Michael Broniszewski, Giacomo Piccini and Davide Rigon headline Kessel Racing’s three-car lineup, in the No. 11 Ferrari 488 GT3.
Meanwhile, there are four Lamborghinis listed, including two Huracan GT3s run by Sportec Motorsport and Barwell Motorsport, and two Huracan Super Trofeos courtesy of GDL Racing Middle East.
Car Collection and Optimum Motorsport will each race an Audi R8 LMS, while GP Extreme will field a pair of Renault RS01s. A single Porsche 911 GT3 run by Herberth Motorsport completes the largest class.
Five of the eight GTX entries will be Porsche Cayman GT4s, entered by Dragon Racing, Slidesport and Brookspeed, although one each of Brookspeed and Dragon Racing’s entries are yet to confirm drivers.
Scuderia Villorba Corse is set to enter a pair of Maserati MC GT4s, while Generation AMR SuperRacing brings its Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT4.
For the first time, LMP3 cars will be competing, and Graff and United Autosports will each field a pair of Ligier JS P3 Nissans.
Free Practice will get underway on Thursday, with qualifying on Friday. The race, which is split into two six-hour segments, will start at 9:30 a.m. local time Saturday, with the second half starting at 5:45 p.m. Saturday evening.