Theeba Motorsport has announced plans to join Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe Powered by AWS in 2023 with a full-season programme.
Established last year by Saudi female racer Reema Juffali, the squad partnered with Mercedes-AMG to contest the International GT Open. They enjoyed an impressive campaign, with Juffali and official AMG driver Adam Christodoulou scoring four wins on their way to runner-up spot in the Pro-Am class. Juffali also made her mark on the CrowdStrike 24 Hours of Spa, joining SPS Automotive Performance at the marquee race and securing victory in the Bronze Cup (below).
Now the Theeba Motorsport crew will take the next step by entering Fanatec GT in both the Sprint and Endurance formats. It will stay with Mercedes-AMG, while Juffali is set to remain part of the driver line-up. Her teammates in what is likely to be a Pro-Am effort will be announced at a later date. The squad is also in the process of building a permanent base in Banbury.
"We are a newly established team and with little testing last year we had a successful season that I am proud of," commented Juffali. "We now want to challenge ourselves and compete amongst the best by racing in the most competitive championship out there, and the GT World Challenge Europe is that.
"I am looking forward to running a full racing calendar this year with Theeba Motorsport, developing the team, visiting some iconic tracks and of course, working towards achieving some great results," she added.
Theeba Motorsport will be present when the 2023 Fanatec GT campaign begins with the traditional test days at Circuit Paul Ricard on 7-8 March. Its Endurance Cup debut will be at Monza on 21-23 April, while the Sprint season gets under way at Brands Hatch on 13-14 May. The marquee CrowdStrike 24 Hours of Spa is scheduled for 29 June – 2 July.