Turkey has joined the inaugural FIA GT Nations Cup grid with a Mercedes-AMG GT3 entry fielded by RAM Racing.
The British squad will run a car for FIA World Endurance Championship racer Salih Yoluc and another driver whose identity will be announced in the coming weeks.
Turkey is the tenth nation to confirm its presence in the Pro-Am GT3 event to be held at Bahrain International Circuit on Nov. 30 – Dec. 1.
“We’re honored that Salih has chosen RAM Racing to represent his country,” said RAM Racing team principal Dan Shufflebottom.
“Salih is very quick and reliable, and the Mercedes-AMG GT3 is a good car for one-hour races.”
Bronze-rated Yoluc currently races for Aston Martin customer TF Sport in the WEC GTE-Am category, and was also part of RAM’s Pro-Am driver lineup in the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup this year.
The GT Nations Cup, which involves two qualifying races followed by a one-hour main event, has attracted interest from 17 teams.
More nations are expected to be confirmed next week after a batch of five featuring Belarus, Sweden, Belgium, Belarus, Japan and Italy was revealed on Thursday.
“It’s a fantastic idea to pit countries against each other and it looks like there are already many being represented,” said Shufflebottom.
“I think the aim will be to make no mistakes and ensure we always finish near the front without taking huge risks. Collecting points in each race is the key to success here.”