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  • Motorsport

A first at the final round: 24H Series powered by Hankook celebrates season finale with debut in Kuwait

  • Kuwait Motor Town hosts the renowned endurance series for the first time
  • Title sponsor and tyre partner Hankook also set for its debut in the Arab Emirate
  • Hankook and organiser Creventic celebrate the end of a successful season
A first at the final round: 24H Series powered by Hankook celebrates season finale with debut in Kuwait

Neu-Isenburg, Germany, 29.11.2022 – The 24H Series powered by Hankook draws to a close this week with the Hankook 12H Kuwait and a first at the season finale. The renowned endurance series will start on the Grand Prix layout at Kuwait Motor Town for the first time. Premium tyre maker Hankook will also be making its debut in the Arab Emirate. The long-term title sponsor and exclusive tyre partner of the 24H Series can call on a wealth of international experience to ensure that it again provides all competitors with optimal support, through the quality of the Ventus Race and its customary perfect service. The race takes place on Friday (2nd December) from 12:00 to 00:00 local time.

New challenge for Hankook

The Grand Prix layout at Kuwait Motor Town is varied and demanding. For 5.609 kilometres, high-speed straights alternate with tight, winding passages and some very fast corners. A balanced car set-up will offer the best prospects of success on this flexible layout. “Kuwait is new territory for us. We do not have any data, but are looking forward to the new challenge at this state-of-the-art facility. Furthermore, we have gained valuable experience at comparable racetracks, such as in Dubai. We are assuming that there will also be a lot of sand on the track in Kuwait. That will cause the cars to skid, resulting in a rise in the temperature of the running surface on our Ventus Race tyre. However, the long straights give the tyre an opportunity to cool down again, so we believe there will be little tyre wear,” says Hankook Motorsport Director Europe, Manfred Sandbichler.

As the Hankook 12H Kuwait will take place from 12:00 to midnight local time, the drivers and teams must be prepared for large differences in temperature. “The pressure of the Hankook race tyre must be adjusted accordingly. With this in mind, our employees will be available on site to help all the competitors, as they have done all season. We are looking forward to the finale in Kuwait, but can already look back on a successful season. An important factor has not only been the strong and consistent performance of our Ventus Race tyre, but also the great cooperation with all the teams and the trusting cooperation with the organiser Creventic. Hankook is looking forward to exciting new assignments and challenges with the 24H Series powered by Hankook next year.”
 

Photos:  Petr Fryba / 24H SERIES

 

Schedule for the Hankook 12H Kuwait (local time)

Thursday, 1st December

10:00 – 12:00

Free practice

All classes

15:00 – 15:15

Qualifying 1

Classes TC, TCX, TCR & GT4

15:20 – 15:35

Qualifying 2

Classes TC, TCX, TCR & GT4

15:40 – 15:55

Qualifying 3

Classes TC, TCX, TCR & GT4

 

 

 

16:15 – 16:30

Qualifying 1

Classes 991, 992, GTX & GT3

16:35 – 16:50

Qualifying 2

Classes 991, 992, GTX & GT3

16:55 – 17:10

Qualifying 3

Classes 991, 992, GTX & GT3

20:00 – 21:00

Night practice

All classes

Friday, 2nd December

11:00 – 12:00

Start grid

12:00 – 00:00

Hankook 12H Kuwait

Hankook Tire manufactures globally innovative, award-winning radial tyres of proven superior quality for passenger cars, light trucks, SUVs, RVs, trucks, and buses as well as motorsports (circuit racing/street circuits/rallies).

Aspiring to bring consumers the utmost excellence in product quality, technological excellence and driving satisfaction, Hankook Tire continuously invests in research and development maintaining five R&D centres and eight production facilities around the world. Bespoke tyre solutions for the European markets as well as European Original Equipment according to the requirements of leading premium car manufacturers, are developed in the company’s regional Technical Centre in Hanover/Germany. Production for the European region is taking place in the state-of-the-art manufacturing site in Rácalmás/Hungary which was inaugurated in June 2007 and is continuously being expanded. Currently around 3,000 employees produce up to 19 million tyres a year for passenger cars, SUVs and light trucks.

Hankook Tire’s European headquarters are located in Neu-Isenburg near Frankfurt am Main in Germany. The manufacturer operates further branches in several European countries and sells its products through regional distributors in other local markets. Hankook Tire employs approximately 20,000 people worldwide and sells products in over 160 countries. The company has been selected as the technical partner and exclusive tyre supplier of the Generation 3 for the FIA ABB Formula E World Championship, starting 2023.  Internationally leading car manufacturers rely on tyres made by Hankook for their original equipment. Approximately 34 percent of the company's global sales are generated within the European and CIS-Region. Hankook Tire has been represented in the renowned Dow Jones Sustainability Index World (DJSI World) since 2016.

For more information please visit www.hankooktire-mediacenter.com or www.hankooktire.com


Hankook Tire Europe GmbH | Corporate Communications Europe/CIS | Siemensstr. 14, 63263 Neu-Isenburg | Germany

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Director Corporate Communications Europe and CIS

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