Al Faisal Al Zubair’s race programme for the 2023 season has been confirmed. The 24-year-old Omani will this year contest eight events on three continents with the AlManar Racing by GetSpeed team. Their race car will always be a Mercedes-AMG GT3.
Starts in five race series are set: three in the GT Open, two in the Intercontinental GT Challenge and one each in the IMSA, the Fanatec GT World Challenge America Powered by AWS and one in the Le Mans Cup. “Together with Faisal, we have put together a varied programme that will allow him to gain experience in as many race series as possible,” said Team Principal Adam Osieka. “Faisal is a great young talent. He has what it takes to become very successful. And we want to actively support him on this path.”
The season will kick off with the GT Open in Portimao from 28 to 30 April. Last year already, Faisal celebrated a victory in the European GT3 championship together with GetSpeed. Further stops of his programme will be the Hungaroring (16-18 June) and Barcelona (20-22 October). On 8 and 9 June, they will head to Le Mans. As part of the classic 24-hour race, a round of the Le Mans Cup will take place at the Sarthe. The autumn will also be rich in tradition. From 15 to 17 September, AlManar Racing by GetSpeed will compete in the IMSA at the legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Only one week later, a round of the Fanatec GT World Challenge America will take place at Sebring. From 5 to 7 October, the journey then continues to Indianapolis for the 8-hour race of the Intercontinental GT Challenge. The season finale is the Gulf 12 Hours in Abu Dhabi from 8 to 10 December. Here, too, Faisal already competed with GetSpeed in 2022 and, together with Fabian Schiller and Luca Stolz, only just missed the podium finishing fourth.
“I am really looking forward to the 2023 season,” says Faisal. “In cooperation with GetSpeed, we have put together an extremely attractive race calendar for me, where I will be racing on three continents. Races at Le Mans and Indy in particular will stand out as these are circuits that are very rich in tradition and where great racing drivers have celebrated fantastic successes. That is a great motivation for me.”
However, Al Faisal AL Zubair’s race programme is just one part of the recent partnership between AlManar Racing and GetSpeed. Another important pillar of the joint project will be announced shortly.