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
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