Lenovo Gulf 12 Hours returns to Yas Marina Circuit

  • The 13th edition of the regional endurance classic heads to Yas Marina Circuit as 28 GT3 cars line up on track  
  • MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi to race in Abu Dhabi with championship deciding finales on the cards this weekend 

 Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, UAE, 7 December 2023: Abu Dhabi gears up for the return of the Middle East’s premier endurance race, as the prestigious Lenovo Gulf 12 Hours championship takes to Yas Marina Circuit this weekend.

As the 13th edition of the regional classic, this year’s event will feature its best-ever lineup, with 28 GT3 cars confirmed for a thrilling spectacle featuring multiple championship deciders at the Yas Island track.  

Set to kick off on Saturday 9th December at Yas Marina Circuit, motorsport fanatics can look forward to seeing MotoGP racing legend Valentino Rossi in action as the Italian star aims to wrap up his season with his first ever Lenovo Gulf 12 Hours title.  

Rossi, alongside his teammates Nick Yelloy and Dries Vanthoor, is taking the battle for the championship to 2022 champions AF Corse and their powerful trio of Ferrari 296 GTS, piloted by an impressive crew featuring American duo Jean Claude Saada and Conrad Grunewald.

The GT cars hunting for silverware in Abu Dhabi represent a world-class selection of constructors as Audi, Ferrari, Mercedes, McLaren, BMW, and Porsche feature in the AM, ProAM, and Pro categories at Yas Marina Circuit this weekend. Entrants will be competing for the three coveted titles in the ultimate round of the Intercontinental GT powered by Pirelli, including the Independent Cup honours.  

Fans can expect to see familiar favourites and new faces, with 10 of the 12 previous Gulf 12 Hours champions are confirmed to race again in Abu Dhabi, including back-to-back title winners, 2 Seas Motorsport, AF Corse and Kessel Racing. The 2023 grid will also welcome Haas RT, as the team makes its ProAM debut with Audi.  

Alongside the action on track, fans can look forward to a thrilling motorsport experience at one of the world’s most iconic tracks, with pitlane and grid walks at Yas Marina Circuit running across the opening days of action.  

Fans can catch all the action this weekend live in Abu Dhabi with information on tickets now available at https://www.yasmarinacircuit.com/en/motorsports/gulf-hours.