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It may still seem far away, but once the summer holidays are over, the next motor racing season is approaching quicker than expected. More than enough reason to start thinking already about next year’s running of the Hankook 24H DUBAI (January 12-14, 2017). And even more so as the deadline for early entries, at a fee that has been reduced by 1,000 Euros, is on August 15 already. Currently, more than 80 entries have been received, but there are still some slots available to be part of the action in the opening round of the 2017 24H SERIES powered by Hankook.

The race at Dubai Autodrome, the original endurance race in the Gulf region, hardly needs any further introduction. Organised for the first time in 2006 by Dutch agency, CREVENTIC in co-operation with the Dutch National Racing Team (DNRT), the race has become firmly established as one of the major international endurance events for GTs and touring cars, with an emphasis on amateurs and gentlemen drivers. The Hankook 24H DUBAI is the flagship of the 24H SERIES powered by Hankook. During the winter time, Dubai is a great place to visit with pleasant temperatures, excellent leisure facilities and accommodation to suit every need.

A trouble-free experience

For teams wanting to participate in the Hankook 24H DUBAI, CREVENTIC is taking care of all the logistics, ensuring a trouble-free experience. Standard transport of race car and equipment via sea freight from the European Union to the United Arab Emirates and back, as well as delivery and pick-up to and from Dubai Autodrome, are included in the entry fee. Tailor-made travel packages and catering facilities at the circuit are offered as well.

The 2016 running of the Hankook 24H DUBAI saw Belgian Audi Club Team WRT claiming victory with the Audi R8 LMS, finally handing Audi that long-awaited first win in Dubai. With the Black Falcon-Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 in second after an impressive drive from last place on the grid, the C. Abt Racing Audi R8 LMS came third. This year’s race in Dubai also included the premiere of the TCR touring car class as a separate category in the 24H SERIES powered by Hankook with victory for reigning overall 24H SERIES teams’ champions, Memac Ogilvy Duel Racing.

As usual, lights-to-flag coverage on Motors TV and commentary by Radiolemans.com are planned for the 2017 race in Dubai. There will also be live streaming in HD quality on the series’ website and the usual updates via the various social media networks. Information about the Hankook 24H DUBAI can be found at www.24hseries.com.

Ben Potter

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