s is tradition, this season’s 24H Series powered by Hankook gets underway this weekend with the 24-hour classic in Dubai, which also forms the opening event of the 2021 international endurance racing season.
At 15:00 local time on 15th January, 54 cars from twelve manufacturers will line up at Dubai Autodrome, as over 250 drivers from 33 countries do battle for the prestigious victory and valuable points towards the overall standings in the GT and TCR divisions. Premium tyre maker Hankook took on the role of title sponsor and exclusive tyre supplier of the 24H series in 2014, since when it has provided all competitors with a consistently high quality for all car types, courtesy of the high-end Ventus Race tyre. The premium tyre maker’s preparations for the opening round of the 2021 season in Dubai started last November, when the slicks and wet tyres were loaded onto ships in containers and sent on the long voyage to Dubai.
The opening race in Dubai is followed by a further seven events in the 24H Series powered by Hankook. This season’s schedule for the renowned international endurance series comprises four 12-hour and four 24-hour races, which are held in seven countries on three continents. The calendar features iconic racetracks like Mugello and Portimão, which hosted Formula 1 races for the first time last year, as well as circuits that have hosted the pinnacle of motor racing for many years: Spa-Francorchamps, Barcelona and Hockenheim. It also includes the Coppa Florio race in Sicily.
Manfred Sandbichler, Hankook Motorsport Director Europe: “The organiser, Creventic, has once again put together a great season, which reaches a worthy conclusion with the 24-hour race in Sebring in November. However, we are focussing on the opening round in Dubai, where we will provide all the teams and competitors with best support possible, courtesy of the usual high quality of our Hankook race tyre and a perfect service at the circuit. The trustful partnership with Creventic, which goes beyond pure business, plays an important role. We are able to manage many things quickly and amicably – something that is worth its weight in gold at major motorsport events.”
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