7TSix’s 2023 season rounds off with an exciting entry into the Gulf 12 Hours. The team will take on a new challenge when joining the Intercontinental GT Challenge competitors, with our Mercedes AMG GT3 EVO. We will aim for AM class honors with exciting driver line up of; Wayne Marrs, Ameerh Naran, Matt Topham and Tom Jackson joining the grid at the Yas Marina circuit on 10th December 2023.
The driver line-up offers a mix of experience from across different championships and disciplines. Tom Jackson and Wayne Marrs are no strangers to the Mercedes AMG GT3, having enjoyed significant success taking the Britcar Endurance Championship title in 2022. They are joined by accomplished GT racer Matt Topham, who made an impressive move into GT3 competition for the 2023 race season, competing on the British GT grid showing speed and maturity, exactly the right ingredients for a 12 hour race. With previous Mercedes experience, Ameerh Naran returns to the cockpit of a Mercedes, this time stepping up to GT3 machinery. Ameerh had a brief taste of the 7TSIX McLaren GT3 at the last round of the Britcar Endurance Championship, taking an impressive 2nd place on his very first outing in GT3, partnered and coached by Tom Jackson. Having only just missed out on the overall race win, it has been a very impressive debut year in GT racing for Ameerh.
The announcement marks the maiden 12-hour for the Yorkshire-based team, which launched at the start of 2022. Competing in the full British GT campaign over the season, the Pro-Am entry took 4th-place at Donington Park as they scored points in all-but-one round of the championship due to another competitors over enthusiasm. Alongside this during 2023, the team also made several entries into the GT Cup taking podiums and a win in all 4 races on one weekend, along with a one -off appearance in the British GT Championship at Portimao with the Mercedes GT3, scoring a very impressive 7th place in what has proven to be the most competitive year to date for the championship. No stranger to long distance endurance races, the team proudly fielded our McLaren 720S GT3 at the 2023 Hankook Dubai 24 hours 2023 with a podium finish.
Track action will start on Thursday 7th December, before the race gets underway on Sunday 10th December at 10.45 local time (14.45GMT). Follow the team’s social channels to keep up-to-date with the event programme and track activities.