Gulf 12 Hours: Fourth consecutive victory for Kessel Racing's Ferrari

  • 2018 Gulf 12 Hours podium
  • 2018 Gulf 12 Hours, #11 Ferrari 488 GT3 Kessel Racing
  • Gulf 12 Hours winners

Kessel Racing clinched the fourth consecutive victory at Gulf 12 Hours at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi. The drivers of the victorious #11 Ferrari 488 GT3 were Alessandro Pier Guidi, Davide Rigon and Michal Broniszewski.

A trio in the Swiss Ferrari completed 313 laps at 5.555 km long circuit, defeating the second-placed crew by just 27.714 seconds. Dimitri Parhofer, Markus Winkelhock and Christopher Haase finished second in the #88 Audi R8 LMS GT3 of Car Collection Motorsport. One more Audi crew completed the podium, the #44 crew of Attempto Racing. The drivers were Sean Walkinshaw, Clemens Schmid and Giorgio Roda.

All three crew competed in the Pro class, same as the fourth-placed #97 Oman Racing by TF Sport squad in an Aston Martin Vantage GT3. The car was driven by Jonny Adam, Darren Turner and Ahmad Al Harthy. The fifth overall and the best among Pro-Am crews were Miguel Ramos, Nicola de Marco and Fabio Onidi in the #27 Lamborghini Huracan GT3 of Daiko Lazarus Racing.

The all-female crew Manuela Gostner, Rahel Frey and Michelle Gatting finished in the sixth place, and second in Pro-Am class, in the #83 Kessel Racing Ferrari 488 GT3.

Thirty-three cars participated in the race. One of those cars was a McLaren 720S GT3, which had a competitive debut at Yas Marina Circuit. McLaren’s crew was even in the lead but a damage on a car and a repair demoted them to the 8th place in the end.

Gulf 12 Hours

Gulf 12 Hours

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