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Former McLaren entrant 2 Seas Motorsport has switched to Mercedes-AMG equipment for its deliberate European racing marketing campaign this yr.

The Bahrain-flagged crew, which is predicated in the UK, beforehand introduced plans to run two McLaren 720S GT3s within the revamped DTM sequence.

Nevertheless, it positioned each of its McLarens up on the market shortly after profitable final month’s Gulf 12 Hours at Bahrain Worldwide Circuit.

The crew plans to race each of its new Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evos “throughout Europe” in 2021 though a selected championship has but to be confirmed.

“We’re trying ahead to an enormous yr of racing along with Mercedes-AMG, and we’re nicely underway with preparations for the brand new season,” stated crew co-owner Nick Cristofaro.

“We’re rigorously reviewing the totally different choices out there to us to go racing with the present journey restrictions throughout Europe as they’re.

“This contains the potential for a return to the British GT grid for a second season, or presumably taking up the Fanatec GT World Problem Europe powered by AWS dash or endurance calendars – each are extraordinarily interesting to us a crew and to drivers.”

2 Seas gained the Gulf 12 Hours at its first try in January with a McLaren pushed by Ben Barnicoat, Martin Kodric and crew co-owner Isa Al Khalifa.

The crew made its sports activities automobile racing debut final yr fielding two McLarens full-time within the British GT Championship, and has additionally been lively in sim racing competitors.

“I’m extraordinarily happy to substantiate the brand new relationship for two Seas Motorsport with Mercedes-AMG as the primary thrilling stage of our 2021 plans,” stated Al Khalifa.

“Mercedes-AMG is on the prime of its recreation in motorsport, and the AMG GT3 has been massively profitable throughout all competitions since its introduction.

“At 2 Seas Motorsport, we’re all the time seeking to tackle the following problem and to study from our experiences, and as a crew we’ve grown and developed massively over the previous 12 months, and I’m assured we are going to proceed to construct and get stronger all through this coming season.”

Mercedes-AMG’s head of Buyer Racing Stefan Wendl added: “We’re very glad to welcome 2 Seas Motorsport becoming a member of the Mercedes-AMG household.

“The crew stands for a brand new method in motorsport: in 2020, they turned first concerned in digital racing as a newly based crew after which efficiently made the transition to real-world GT racing.

“Ending in third place after the debut season within the robust British GT Championship displays the potential that they’ve, they usually have already constructed on that this yr with a formidable efficiency to take victory on the Gulf 12 Hours.

“We want Isa Al Khalifa, Nick Cristofaro and the crew the mandatory little bit of racing luck for his or her deliberate program with the Mercedes-AMG GT3 and can, after all, assist them in the most effective Mercedes-AMG Buyer Racing high quality.”

Daniel Lloyd

Daniel Lloyd is a UK-based reporter for Sportscar365, protecting the FIA World Endurance Championship, GT World Problem Europe powered by AWS and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, amongst different sequence.