GULF RACING has today announced its participation in the FIA World Endurance Championship 2012 with a pair of Lola LMP2 coupés. Fabien Giroix will enter two the Lola LMP2 thanks to his partners Jean-Pierre Valentini and Frederic Fatien. The latter will also be one of the team drivers.

Recently installed at Dubai Autodrome, GULF RACING now has a major technical base and is involved in a number of different race programs. This team represents the main base of motor racing in the UAE. For the WEC program, it will also use its existing base in Magny Cours, France.

For the World Championship, the entry will be run under the UAE flag and will benefit from the strong support of the main businesses and personalities in the Emirates.

Frederic Fatien, current leader of the UAE GT Championship with Fabien comments: "I am happy to continue this adventure that started three years ago to take gentlemen drivers to the highest level of motor racing competition in the World Endurance Championship. This extraordinary experience is above all based on friendship and a strong team spirit."

Fabien Giroix:
"We are strengthening our current team thanks to our partners but also thanks to the growing support from the Emirates, to help us take Emirati drivers to the highest level of motorsport, especially in Endurance. This year, with the quality of the new LMP2 Lola coupé and the driver pairings we will have, we are aiming to win the World Championship and to obtain victory in the 24H of Le Mans in the LMP2 category. We are also proud to once again represent the Gulf brand in Endurance. In continuation with the work we have done over the last two years with ACO members and the entry of a Lamborghini GT2 last year and an Aston Martin this year, we are happy to continue in this great championship. Moreover the LMP2 category has a great future ahead of it and allows us to run some fantastic, attractive racing cars."