Rossi returns to Gulf 12 Hours
Valentino Rossi will make his return to Gulf 12 Hours in the 2021 edition at the Bahrain International Circuit. Rossi made his Gulf 12 Hours debut at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi in 2019 with the Monster VR46 Kessel Racing team, winning the GT3 Pro-Am class and taking third position overall. He will return alongside team-mates Luca Marini and Alessio Salucci in their Ferrari 488 GT3.
Held annually at Yas Marina Circuit in the United Arab Emirates,the Gulf 12 Hours traditionally takes place on the second weekend of December at the Formula 1-sanctioned circuit situated outside of the capital, Abu Dhabi. The Gulf 12 Hours will relocate from Abu Dhabi to Bahrain for a special appearance. The race renamed the Gulf 12 Hours Bahrain will take place on the scheduled date of 9 January 2021. The celebration of the 10th edition of the traditional Abu Dhabi race will be postponed until 18 December 2021, to take place as usual at Yas Marina Circuit.