Neu-Isenburg, Germany, 25. May 2023 – It has been a successful season so far in the 24H Series powered by Hankook. Organiser Creventic and exclusive tyre partner Hankook have made five of the nine stops on the tour. The opening event in Kuwait in December 2022 and the endurance races in Dubai and Abu Dhabi were part of the Middle East Trophy powered by Hankook 2022/2023, while the 12H Mugello and 12H Spa-Francorchamps were classified as part of the European Series 2023.
There are three further events to come in the European series, at the renowned Formula 1 circuits in Monza and Barcelona and on the track in Estoril. Creventic and premium tyre partner Hankook will be celebrating their debut in Portugal. The Circuito de Vila Real street circuit, in the town of the same name, will host the Hankook 6H Vila Real as a single event for the first time on 15th and 16th July.
This sees Creventic and Hankook sticking to their tactic of surprising the world of motorsport with unusual race locations and new formats. In Estoril, for example, there will be an additional six-hour qualification race. The cooperation between the two successful companies began in 2014 and they have since developed the 24H Series powered by Hankook into one of the most successful endurance racing series in the world. Hankook copes brilliantly with the major logistical challenges on all circuits and continents, in Asia, Europe or the USA. The teams enjoy the superb support of the Ventus Race from the premium tyre partner, while the engineers and mechanics of the Hankook team provide perfect on-site service.
Manfred Sandbichler, Hankook Motorsport Director Europe: “Communication and cooperation with the racing teams is key to ensuring that everything runs smoothly, even during the preparatory phase. Before each stop on the tour, the teams apply their past experience to put together a tyre package for a range of weather conditions. This is the only way to guarantee the best possible tyre equipment for all circuits and all sorts of conditions. As a tyre provider, Hankook relies on this information and is not in a position to make predictions for the teams. This level of cooperation has worked very well so far, and will continue to do so in the future. It is critical for the drivers to be able to rely on all aspects of the performance of our Ventus Race and concentrate fully on the races. That has been the case in the past, meaning that we have always enjoyed outstanding motor racing in the 24H Series.”