Tillbrook joins British GT title rival Loggie for Gulf 12 Hours assault with RAM

Tillbrook joins British GT title rival Loggie for Gulf 12 Hours assault with RAM

Intelligent Money British GT title rivals Ian Loggie and Morgan Tillbrook are teaming up at the Gulf 12 Hours next month for a Pro-Am class assault with RAM Racing.

Their Mercedes-AMG, which also features factory ace Mikael Grenier, has been decked out in one of the manufacturer’s most distinctive classic liveries: the D2 design made famous by the title-winning C Class DTM cars, as well as the CLK GTR/LM GT1s, in the 1990s and early 2000s.

RAM returns to the race, which also hosts the Intercontinental GT Challenge Powered by Pirelli season finale, for the first time since January 2021 when its Mercedes-AMG GT3 featured another classic, Sonax-inspired livery and finished third overall.

This is also the second time Loggie and Tillbrook have raced together, as the pair shared a class podium in the last Gulf 12 Hours back in January.

DTM racer, Grenier, meanwhile shared a car with Loggie during this year’s Asian Le Mans Series.

“I’m really excited to get going in the Gulf 12 Hours this year,” said Loggie. “It’s been a massively busy season for me, with British GT, GT Cup, Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe, Radicals in the UAE and 24-hour races in Dubai and Portimão… so the Gulf 12 Hours should cap my year off nicely, and I certainly can’t complain about having too much racing! 

“I’m excited to share the car with Morgan and Mik, too. I know Morgan well and we shared a Mercedes-AMG in the last Gulf 12 Hours back in January. We’ve been competitors all season in British GT, so I know exactly how quick he is, and I’m really looking forward to working with Mik again. I feel we’ve got a great chance of a Pro-Am win.”

Tillbrook ultimately finished third in this year’s British GT standings but, just like his championship-winning co-driver, won two races. He now swaps his Enduro Motorsport McLaren 720S for the same Mercedes-AMG with which Loggie clinched the title at Donington last month.

“I really enjoyed the Gulf 12 Hours last time, so when this chance came up to join RAM Racing I jumped at it!” he said. I’m really looking forward to experiencing working with the team, as I know they’re a top outfit, so I have zero doubts that we’ll have a competitive car under us. I get on really well with Ian, and we won the Pro-Am class together back in January, but obviously the last time I saw him we were rivals for the British GT title! 

“I really enjoy working with different Pro drivers, so I’m hoping to learn a few things from driving with Mik. I also enjoy driving the Mercedes-AMG. Being front-engined it’s very different to the mid-engined McLaren I usually race. The AMG has very good traction out of slow corners and is strong in technical sections, which is what Abu Dhabi is all about. We’re definitely going in looking for that Pro-Am victory.”

The Gulf 12 Hours takes place on December 9-11.