A little bit over one month after the season-opening Hankook 3x3H DUBAI and the Hankook 24H DUBAI, preparations are well underway for the next race, the Hankook 12H MUGELLO (17-18 March), the second round of the 24H SERIES powered by Hankook. Dutch agency CREVENTIC, organisers and promoters of the 24H SERIES, the 24H TCE SERIES and the 24H PROTO SERIES powered by Hankook in co-operation with the DNRT (Dutch National Racing Team) has received numerous full-season entries for all series. “Running three series of international endurance races for the first time this year is a huge challenge for our small team, but the feedback from teams and drivers is overwhelming and we are delighted with the number of full-season entries we have received,” CREVENTIC’s Rick Voesten comments. “Of course, teams wanting to join us can still submit their full-season entries as well as race-by-race registrations.”
With a total of 16 races in nine countries on three different continents, CREVENTIC provides teams and drivers with many opportunities to enjoy the passion of endurance racing at an international level, with an emphasis on amateur and gentlemen drivers. “That is our philosophy, and the reason why two passionate Dutch amateur racers founded CREVENTIC in the first place,” Voesten continues. “The fact that so many teams and drivers have raced with us in the past, and still are doing so, clearly shows the demand there is for such events.”
Almost 35 full-season cars in 24H SERIES powered by Hankook
Currently, 25 teams with a total of almost 35 cars have signed up to contest the full season in the 24H SERIES powered by Hankook that got underway at Dubai in January. Among these teams is German outfit Herberth Motorsport, having scored its biggest success to date with victory in the Hankook 24H DUBAI this year. Several other teams with GT3 machinery from the A6 class have submitted full-season entries as well, but there is no lack of interest from teams with Porsche Cup cars, silhouette cars and touring cars either. “Response to our first-ever race in the US, the inaugural Hankook 24H COTA USA from 10-12 November, is also very positive. Many teams have expressed their interest to take part in this event as well, although it is a non-championship round,” Rick Voesten says.
Good mix of GT4s, TCR cars and other touring cars for 24H TCE SERIES
The 2017 season of the 24H TCE SERIES powered by Hankook kicks off with the Hankook 24H SILVERSTONE (31 March-2 April). Over 20 full-season entries for this year’s five rounds in the series have already been received. These entries include a good mix of GT4 cars, silhouette cars, TCR cars and other touring cars, some previously unseen in CREVENTIC race events.
Great expectations for inaugural 24H PROTO SERIES season
Following the successful running of the Hankook 3x3H DUBAI as CREVENTIC’s first-ever endurance event for prototypes, there are great expectations for the inaugural season of the 24H PROTO SERIES powered by Hankook. With four 12-hour races, starting with the Hankook 12H MAGNY-COURS (21-23 April), participation in the 24H PROTO SERIES is open for a variety of prototypes and similar cars, such as P2, P3, CN, Ginetta G57 and Renault Sport RS 01. Currently, eight teams with 15 cars have submitted their full-season entries.
For all events, CREVENTIC provides its full service with a dedicated on-site media team, live-timing and live-streaming in HD quality.
Source. Creventic/Photo. John Patterson