First motorsport highlight of 2015
Hankook Tire is about to kick off the new motorsport year in January with a top-flight event.
The tenth anniversary of the 24-hour racing spectacle in Dubai (January 8 – 10, 2015) sees the premium tyre producer making its debut appearance as the event’s exclusive tyre partner and headline sponsor.
The international season-opener in the United Arab Emirates doubles as the flagship event and curtain-raiser for the ‘24H SERIES powered by Hankook,’ recently granted official international series status by the FIA.
That means championship points will be up for grabs in Dubai and the five subsequent events in the driver and team classifications as well as the Ladies’ Cup. Moreover, the ‘24H SERIES powered by Hankook’ is the only endurance series to feature more than one 24-hour race (24H Dubai, 24H Circuit Paul Ricard, 24H Barcelona).
The Dubai 24-hour race was launched in 2006, with current Mercedes-Benz Motorsport boss Toto Wolff and DMSB (Germany’s motor racing governing body) President and former german F1 legend Hans-Joachim Stuck among the team that drove a BMW M3 to victory at the inaugural event. Apart from BMW, only Porsche and Mercedes-Benz have won in Dubai thus far. Then as now, this motorsport event has the power to thrill with its diverse mix of spectacular GTs, fast touring cars and 24H specials. Amateur drivers and teams likewise remain a vital presence on the starting grid...