Abu Dhabi, Wed 11th Dec, 2013:- Khaled Al Mudhaf will again make history as the first and only Kuwaiti to represent his country during the prestigious Gulf 12hr Endurance race at Yas Marina’s acclaimed Formula 1 circuit. Khaled will team up with Mohammed Al Jawa from Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Jordon Grogor.
Joining the Dubai based International Dragon Racing squad, Khaled is faced with a change to the original plan, and now races the McLaren 12C GT3 car, instead of the Ferrari GT3.
“Due to circumstances beyond our control, the team asked me to race the McLaren 12C GT3 instead of the planned Ferrari for this endurance race, and I’m actually really impressed with the McLaren. It’s a bit of a challenge and needs a different approach to what I’m used to but I have had three days of intensive testing with the team over the past week and we all are feeling confident, we’re racing on familiar territory which helps as we know the Yas circuit very well,” commented Khaled ahead of the opening practice for the Gulf 12hr.
Racing with the historical number 001 license, Khaled is the first ever racing driver in Kuwait to be issued a professional circuit race licence, as a pioneer for his sport, he now leads the path in International motorsport events for his country and supports his fellow nationals, writing history as he goes on this superfast Global journey.
Khaled remains the only Kuwait national to race on three continents, so far taking in North America, Europe and Asia as he proudly fly’s the national flag of Kuwait wherever he competes.
Khaled is also the first Middle East driver to race a prototype car at LMP2 level recently in the European Le Mans series earlier this year.
The Abu Dhabi Gulf 12hr endurance race starts on Thursday 12th with qualifying and is contested over a two part race format, with a grid of 60 cars, giving teams two separate races of six hours. The first starts at 9:30am on Friday 13th and finishes at 15:30pm, culminating in the final, night-time race, which starts at 17:45pm and finishes at 23:45pm.