Holloway's second stab at the Gulf 12hr confirmed with todays provisional entry list

Monday, January 03, 2022

Having just made it safely through to the other side and into 2022, we finally get to see a provisional entry list for the first racing event of the New Year over in Abu Dhabi with what is the Gulf 12Hr less than a week ahead of its scheduled start.

With the (sadly) still very fluid global situation that still involves that mutating Virus, race organisers for this two-part twelve-hour event have been (and still are) struggling with entries and the safe transit of personnel and equipment from around the world and into the country – a situation that has forced their hand to delay until the very last moment, their expected entries.

Fifteen cars (no driver details yet) now feature upon what is still being pointed out as a provisional multi-class entry list and of which three will be GT4 machinery from the UK based Century Motorsport and Greystone teams.

Today’s news also confirms that David Holloway’s Aston Martin Racing Vantage GT4 will be the sole AMR representation within the event after his last venture into the event back in 2019.

This year, the businessman is joined by his long time UK racing co-driver Piers Johnson as well as Holloway’s co-driver and driving coach from last season’s UK GT Cup Championship endeavours in Bradley Ellis. They will compete against a BMW M4 GT4 also entered by Century Motorsport as well as the Greystone entered McLaren 570s.

We had been hoping for an AMR GT3 entry but presumably Covid has put paid to that!

Track action is scheduled to start with private testing this Thursday (6th) with officially timed sessions starting the next day. The first six-hour session of the event will start at 09:30hrs local before the start of the second and final session later at 17:15hrs local.

Fingers crossed!!

Photo credits – Century Motorsport / Jacob Ebrey

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