Theeba Motorsport to miss Monza round in GT Open
Theeba Motorsport's Reema Juffali and Adam Christodolou will unfortunately miss this weekend's GT Open round at Monza, as the team continues to work on repairs to the Mercedes AMG GT3 Evo following the accident at Red Bull Ring in race 2, where Juffali was taken out with no fault of her own.
Theeba Motorsport's founder and driver Reema Juffali has announced that unfortunately the team will not be at the start of this weekend's GT Open round at Monza, following damages sustained to the Mercedes AMG GT3 EVO in race 2 at Red Bull Ring, where Juffali was innocent victim of a crash.
“After evaluating a handful of options, we’ve made the hard decision not to compete in this weekend’s International GT Open race at Monza." - the Saudi racer stated.
"It’s extremely disappointing not to be participating, but our full focus is on repairing the car so we can come back for the season finale at Barcelona where we’ll give it our all.”
The Saudi team made its official debut at the Paul Ricard round, where it took its first ProAm win in International GT Open. Having just switched to GT racing in 2022 after a few years in singles seaters, Reema Juffali had a brilliant start at her GT3 debut, with second place in class at the Dubai 24H.
In her rookie GT Open season, she has so far claimed four ProAm victories, sharing the #18 Theeba Motorsport Mercedes AMG GT3 Evo with Briton Adam Christodolou.
After wins at Estoril and Paul Ricard, they were chasing another class podium at the endurance round at Spa Francorchamps, when Christodolou was crashed out of the race by another competitor.
Despite significant damage, the team was able to join the field at Hungaroring.
As racing resumed after the summer break, Theeba Motorsport bagged a class win in Race 1 at the Red Bull Ring but, in the latter stages of race 2, Juffali was involved in a big accident at a safety car restart, when the #18 Mercedes was rear-ended at speed by another car at Turn 1.
With only approximately 10 days to the following roud at Monza, Theeba Motorsport knew it would have been a difficult task to make it in time and now the statement confirms that the team will make its return to the season finale in Barcelona, Spain, on October 15/16.
Juffali and Christodolou are currently second in the ProAm championship standings.