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One-Off Races Gulf 12 Hours – Season Review: Fabulous Debut for Rossi in 488 Gt3


 

Yas Marina,  14 December, 2019

Valentino Rossi, Luca Marini and Alessio Salucci won the Pro-Am class at the wheel of the Ferrari 488 GT3 of Monster VR46 Kessel, finishing the Gulf 12 Hours in third place overall. The nine-time MotoGP world champion enjoyed a dream debut in the 488 GT3, with the trio ahead for a long time on the Yas Marina track. However, the all-woman crew of Iron Lynx suffered terrible luck, forced to retire after a collision in which Michelle Gatting was the innocent party.



She had been in fourth overall up to that point. In the Am class, the Ferrari of Kessel Racing crewed by Loris Capirossi, Alexis De Bernardi and Nicola Cadei, passed second under the chequered flag, while the AF Corse car, driven by Tani Hanna, Christophe Ulrich, Kriton Lentoudis and Rui Aguas, came third. The second 488 GT3 of Kessel Racing crewed by David Perel, Murat Cuhadaroglu, Marco Zanuttini and John Hartshorne, finished in fourth.


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12-14 Dec 2019 – Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi - Gulf 12 Hours

Race #

Model

Chassis #

Team

 

Drivers

Position

 

 

 

 

 

 

R1

R2

 

 

 

 

 

 

OA

Cl

OA

Cl

Class GT3 P

83

488 GT3

4444

Iron Lynx

 

M. Gostner /
R. Frey /
M. Gatting

4th

4th
NR

29th

5th

Class GT3 P-A

46

488 GT3

3846

Monster VR46 Kessel

 

V. Rossi /
L. Marini /
A. Salucci

6th

1st

3rd

1st

Class GT3 G

65

488 GT3

4406

Kessel Racing

 

A. De Bernardi /
L. Capirossi /
N. Cadei

14th

3rd

7th

2nd

11

488 GT3

4222

AF Corse

 

T. Hanna /
C. Ulrich /
K. Lentoudis /
R. Aguas

16th

4th

10th

3rd

33

488 GT3

4212

Kessel Racing

 

D. Perel /
M. Cuhadaroglu / M. Zanuttini /
J. Hartshorne

17th

5th

11th

4th