2 Seas Motorsport confirms switch to Mercedes-AMG for 2021 European campaign
Feb 16th 2021 –
2 Seas Motorsport will take on the 2021 season with a new look, as the team confirms it will campaign a pair of the latest specification Mercedes-AMG GT3s. The Bahraini-British team intends to run the new cars across Europe, while final confirmation of the championships and drivers are due to be announced in the coming weeks as plans continue to develop.
After launching at the start of last year, 2 Seas Motorsport initially debuted in the virtual world finishing 2nd in the inaugural SRO E-Sports Championship and an impressive 4th place overall at the 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual, before contesting the real-world, rescheduled 2020 Intelligent Money British GT Championship, finishing 3rd in the GT3 Teams standings. Since then, the 2021 season has started in winning ways with team co-owner Isa Al-Khalifa part of the driver line-up which claimed victory at the Gulf 12 Hours Bahrain last month.
The new season sees an exciting relationship established with Mercedes-AMG Customer Racing in Affalterbach, Germany, and delivery of two new Mercedes-AMG GT3s due shortly. With the constantly evolving travel situation, the team continues to review the domestic and European competition options, while finalising preparations for the dedicated testing programme.
Isa Al Khalifa, 2 Seas Motorsport team co-owner. “I am extremely pleased to confirm the new relationship for 2 Seas Motorsport with Mercedes-AMG as the first exciting stage of our 2021 plans. Mercedes-AMG is at the top of its game in motorsport, and the AMG GT3 has been hugely successful across all competitions since its introduction. At 2 Seas Motorsport, we are always looking to take on the next challenge and to learn from our experiences, and as a team we have grown and developed hugely over the past 12 months, and I am confident we will continue to build and get stronger throughout this coming season.”
“We are looking forward to a big year of racing together with Mercedes-AMG, and we are well underway with preparations for the new season. We are carefully reviewing the different options available to us to go racing with the current travel restrictions across Europe as they are. This includes the possibility of a return to the British GT grid for a second season, or possibly taking on the Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS sprint or endurance calendars – both are extremely appealing to us a team and to drivers.”Nick Cristofaro, 2 Seas Motorsport team co-owner.
“We are very happy to welcome 2 Seas Motorsport joining the Mercedes-AMG family. The team stands for a new approach in motorsport: in 2020, they became first involved in virtual racing as a newly founded team and then successfully made the transition to real-world GT racing. Finishing in third place after the debut season in the strong British GT Championship reflects the potential that they have, and they have already built on that this year with an impressive performance to take victory at the Gulf 12 Hours. We wish Isa Al Khaifa, Nick Cristofaro and the team the necessary bit of racing luck for their planned programme with the Mercedes-AMG GT3 and will, of course, support them in the best Mercedes-AMG Customer Racing quality.”
Stefan Wendl, Head of Mercedes-AMG Customer Racing.