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Second staging of the Hankook 12H Kuwait brings to an end a successful year in the 24H Series

  • Race at Kuwait Motor Town forms the opening round of the Middle East Trophy
  • Title sponsor and tyre partner Hankook ideally equipped for the end-of-year event
  • No time for a breather: the Hankook 24H Dubai gets underway on 12th January 2024
Second staging of the Hankook 12H Kuwait brings to an end a successful year in the 24H Series

Neu-Isenburg, Germany, 07.12.2023 – Finale in the desert: another successful year in the 24H Series powered by Hankook draws to a close with the Hankook 12H Kuwait on 8th/9th December 2023. After the premiere in 2022, the prestigious endurance series lines up for the second time on the Grand Prix layout at Kuwait Motor Town. The defending champion is the CP Racing team, who won the inaugural race last year on the Ventus Race provided by exclusive tyre partner and title sponsor Hankook. This year, they are looking to repeat that feat with the same drivers. The 12-hour race gets underway at 10:00 local time on Saturday 9th December.

Last year, the Hankook 12H Kuwait was the first international car race with FIA approval to take place at Kuwait Motor Town since the circuit opened in 2019, and uncharted territory for the premium tyre maker. The Hankook Ventus Race impressed with a consistently high level of performance on the 5.156-kilometre track, which features high-speed straights, some very fast corners, and narrow, winding sections. The Hankook team provided perfect on-site support, courtesy of its engineers and mechanics. Manfred Sandbichler, Hankook Motorsport Director Europe: “We gathered a lot of data at the successful debut in 2022, which means we will be able to support the drivers and teams even more efficiently at the second staging of the race. I am looking forward to an exciting race at this cutting-edge facility, as another successful year together with our partner Creventic draws to an end.”

However, the premium tyre maker has no time to celebrate. The Hankook 12H Kuwait forms the opening round of the Middle East Trophy, which continues from 12th to 14th January 2024 with the Hankook 24H Dubai. More than 70 cars have already signed up for the 19th staging of the 24-hour classic, which Hankook is supporting for the tenth time as title sponsor and exclusive tyre partner. The Middle East Trophy concludes on 20th and 21st January 2024 with its third and final round, the Hankook 6H Abu Dhabi.

 

Hankook 12H Kuwait schedule (local time)
Friday, 8th December

10:00 - 11:30 Free practice, all classes

15:00 - 15:15 Qualifying 1, all classes

15:20 - 15:35 Qualifying 2, all classes

15:40 - 15:55 Qualifying 3, all classes

17:00 - 18:30 Night practice

Saturday, 9th December

10:00 - 22:00 Hankook 12H Kuwai

Hankook produceert wereldwijd innovatieve, prijswinnende high performance radiaalbanden voor het premium segment voor auto's, SUV's, terreinwagens, lichte vrachtwagens, vrachtwagens en bussen evenals voor de autosport (circuit- en straatracen/rally's).

Hankook investeert voortdurend in onderzoek en ontwikkeling om haar klanten steeds de hoogste kwaliteit in combinatie met uitstekende technologie te bieden. In vijf ontwikkelingscentra en acht grote fabrieken wereldwijd ontwikkelt en produceert Hankook bandoplossingen, die specifiek zijn afgestemd op de wensen en eisen van de regionale markten. In Europa vindt de bandontwikkeling voor de lokale markten en eerste montage plaats in overeenstemming met de toonaangevende Europese autofabrikanten in het regionale technisch centrum in Hannover/Duitsland. De banden worden onder andere geproduceerd in de ultramoderne Europese fabriek in Rácalmás/ Hongarije, die in 2007 werd ingewijd en voortdurend uitgebreid wordt.

Het Europese hoofdkwartier van de bandenfabrikant is gevestigd in Neu-Isenburg, Duitsland in de buurt van Frankfurt am Main. De fabrikant heeft meerdere vestigingen in verschillende Europese landen en verkoopt haar producten op andere lokale markten via regionale distributeurs. Wereldwijd biedt Hankook werk aan ongeveer 20.000 mensen en levert haar producten in meer dan 160 landen. Het bedrijf is geselecteerd als de technische partner en exclusieve bandenleverancier van Generatie 3 voor het FIA ABB Formule E Wereldkampioenschap, dat start in 2023. Toonaangevende autofabrikanten vertrouwen bij de eerste montage op banden van Hankook. Ongeveer 38 procent van de wereldwijde omzet van de onderneming is afkomstig uit Europa.

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