With the first two events of this year in Dubai and Mugello in the books, the CREVENTIC SERIES powered by Hankook are now on in full swing. The month of April is extremely busy, with three events in four weeks. Action starts with the Hankook 24H SILVERSTONE (31 March-2 April), the opening round of this year’s 24H TCE SERIES powered by Hankook. One week later, the 24H SERIES powered by Hankook continues with round three, the inaugural Hankook 12H RED BULL RING (7-8 April) in Spielberg in Austria. From 21-23 April, the Circuit Magny-Cours in France will serve as the venue for the second round of the 24H TCE SERIES powered by Hankook and the opening round of the new 24H PROTO SERIES powered by Hankook. “These are busy times for us, but we love it, and so do the teams and drivers, as they keep telling us,” says Peter Freij on behalf of CREVENTIC.
After the first two rounds of the 24H SERIES powered by Hankook, in which touring cars were mixed with GTs and 24H Specials, touring cars will now be battling for outright honours in the 24H TOURING CAR ENDURANCE (TCE) SERIES powered by Hankook. First on is the race at Silverstone, where the series made its successful debut last year. Racing on home soil, Team ABBA with Rollcentre Racing came out on top in the Hankook 24H SILVERSTONE last year and will now be back in an attempt to repeat its success. However, the British team will be facing fierce competition from numerous entries in its SP3-GT4 class and the equally strong TCR class. The A3, CUP1 and A2 touring car classes promise good competition, too. Once again, the Super 7 Inter Series will be the support class for the Hankook 24H SILVERSTONE. Entry is still open, so teams wanting to participate can still join the action.
Double action at Magny Cours with touring cars and prototypes
Round two of the 24H TCE SERIES powered by Hankook will take teams and drivers to the Magny-Cours circuit in France, but there is double action at the track, because Magny-Cours will also be hosting the season opener of the new 24H PROTO SERIES powered by Hankook. The former Grand Prix track in the centre of France is a new venue on the calendars of the CREVENTIC SERIES powered by Hankook. Touring cars will run on Friday and Saturday, prototypes will run on Friday and Sunday, with the spectacular Superkarts as a support category. Entries for both series at Magny-Cours can still be submitted.
Another new venue as 24H SERIES heads to Austria
The Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria is another new addition to the CREVENTIC SERIES. The state-of-the-art Grand Prix circuit in Styria will serve as the venue for the Hankook 12H RED BULL RING, the third round of this year’s 24H SERIES powered by Hankook. Here, entries are still being accepted as well. Like in Mugello, where the most recent 24H SERIES event took place, the race in Austria will be split up into two segments, the first four hours on Friday and the remaining eight hours on Saturday. This is due to noise restrictions, but teams appreciate the possibility to relax and wind down on Friday evening and be fresh again for the remainder of the race on Saturday.
Source. Creventic/Photo. John Patterson