Specifically, we are talking here about the Gulf AMR Middle East team, which bears the iconic Gulf Oil International racing colours and the Aston Martin Racing name. It comes as an evolution of the Gulf Team First organisation which ran in the 2010 FIA GT2 European Cup and, most recently, entered the Dunlop 24H Dubai race.
The team in question recently announced it will field an Aston Martin Vantage GT2 in the GTE Am category of the 2011 Intercontinental Le Mans Cup.
The Gulf AMR Middle East entry will be driven by Mike Wainwright and Roald Goethe, who can both be seen in the video below this article tackling the Le Mans course in the Vantage GT2 car. They are joined by French driver Fabien Giroix, and are all under the command of renowned motorsport team owner and manager David Price.
“The GT2 category is one of the most fiercely-fought and popular battles in international competition today, with luxury marques such as Aston Martin, Ferrari and Porsche all battling for honours in cars that are instantly recognisable to media and fans alike. Add to that the iconic colours and heritage of Gulf Oil International and the scene is set for some great racing in the months to come,” AMR says.
The V12 Vantage comes as the ultimate performance interpretation of the Vantage range featuring a 6.0 litre V12 engine producing 510 bhp and 570 Nm (420 lb.ft).