News | September 25, 2020The Coppa Florio. A History, 1905 to 1929
Sicily’s oldest endurance motor race has some colourful pre and post-war origins.
News | September 22, 2020Lestrup Racing Team launches Young Driver Programme
Might the 24H SERIES be part of Lestrup’s new development program in due course?
News | September 6, 2020Autorama Motorsport makes TCE history at Hankook 16H HOCKENHEIMRING
Reigning Overall TCE Teams’ champion makes history in Germany.
News | September 4, 2020Entries continue to rise for revived Coppa Florio in 2020
Interest continues to flood in for the inaugural COPPA FLORIO 12H Sicily on 9-10-11 October.
News | September 2, 2020Bugatti honours Type 35 on streets of the Targa Florio and Coppa Florio
Bugatti’s most successful racer re-visits Sicilian home of the Coppa Florio
News | August 25, 2020Entries still available for the 2020 Hankook 16H HOCKENHEIMRING
Room on the grid for CREVENTIC’s first-ever endurance event in Germany.
News | August 13, 2020Hockenheim replaces Barcelona on 24H SERIES calendar
GENNEP (13 August, 2020) – Dutch agency CREVENTIC, promoters and organisers of the 24H SERIES powered by Hankook, have reacted quickly to the ongoing Covid-19 situation in Spain and has found the famous German Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg as a suitable venue to replace the Circuit de Barcelona Catalunya for its next round (4-6 September).
“We are really sad that we can’t go to Catalunya as the race there has been a regular fixture on our calendar for so many years. Of course, we would like to thank the people at the Circuit de Cataluya for their understanding and we are certain that Barcelona will be back on our calendar for 2021,” says CREVENTIC’s sporting coordinator Ole Dörlemann “Meanwhile, we have found a great alternative with Hockenheim. Local noise restrictions mean that we can only run a 16-hour race there with eight hours each on Saturday and Sunday, but it will be a full points round for the 24H SERIES Europe and the 24H SERIES Continents, just like Barcelona would have been. Even though the duration of the race will be shorter, the number of points that will be allocated is equal to that of a 24-hour race.”
Like in many other race series, calendar planning is an ongoing process in the 24H SERIES powered by Hankook as well. “Travel restrictions are still in place in many countries, also including quarantaine for people travelling to or from Spain and several teams made it clear to us that it was getting more and more difficult for them to go to Barcelona,” Ole Dörlemann explains. “When we spoke with the management team at Hockenheim, they were very welcoming and it didn’t take us long to reach an agreement.”
First event for CREVENTIC in Germany
Somewhat surprisingly, having organised races in so many countries and at so many different tracks, CREVENTIC has never held a race in Germany so far. Of course, Hockenheim is a fantastic venue to make this happen, the circuit having such a long tradition going back to 1932. The impressive, stadium-like Motodrom was built in 1966. Four years later, Hockenheim was on the calendar of the Formula 1 World Championship for the first time. Many famous drivers like Niki Lauda, Nelson Piquet, Ayrton Senna, Michael Schumacher, Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton have won Formula 1 races there. The most recent winner is Max Verstappen, who was on the top step of the podium at Hockenheim in 2019.
Longest race at Hockenheimring to date
Conveniently located between Frankfurt and Stuttgart and with several motorways in the immediate vicinity, Hockenheim is also a regular fixture on the calendar of the DTM. Interestingly, there haven’t been many endurance races yet. There was only one 1000km race, a round of the World Endurace Championship, in 1985, with Derek Bell and Hans-Joachim Stuck as the winners with the legendary Rothmans Porsche 956. “As far as we know, our 16-hour race will be the longest race to date at the Hockenheimring, so another historic feat,” Ole Dörlemann says.
Two race days of eight hours each, entries still possible
CREVENTIC is offering an opportunity for optional private testing on Friday, 4th September, followed by free practice and qualifying. The first eight hours of the race will be run on Saturday, 5th September, with the remaining time to be run on Sunday, 6th September. It is still possible to enter for the race in either the GT or the TCE division. Negotiations about a possible support series staging races during the event are still ongoing. “We are certainly interested in accommodating interested parties, so if there are race organisers still looking for an event at short notice, we would advice them to get in touch,” Ole Dörlemann says.
“We are delighted with the opportunity to race at Hockenheim,” Ole Dörlemann concludes. “The track is easy to reach from all over Europe, the facilities are up to Grand Prix standard and we have a nice three-day event with a compact time schedule to make it attractive for everyone to participate.”
News | July 22, 2020CREVENTIC to revive the Coppa Florio at the Autodromo di Pergusa
One of Sicily's oldest motor races will be revived as part of the 24H SERIES this October.
News | July 17, 202010 fascinating facts about the 2020 Hankook 12H MONZA
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News | July 11, 2020INTERVIEW. Meet the Gostners and MP Racing
Italian family makes its 24H SERIES debut at Monza with MP Racing.
News | July 10, 2020VIDEO. 24H SERIES hits the oval at Monza
CREVENTIC’s first endurance event at Monza begin with a lap of its vaunted banking curves.
News | July 4, 2020GazX Racing holds narrow lead after four hours at ESPORTS 12H SPA
Italian team leads Audi 1-2-3 at Virtual 24H SERIES opener.
News | June 26, 2020AFTERMOVIE. Hankook 24H PORTIMAO 2020
Atmospheric highlights from the 2020 24H SERIES Europe season opener, in the wake of Covid-19.
News | June 14, 2020Herberth Motorsport takes 1-2 finish at Hankook 24H PORTIMAO
PORTIMAO (14 June, 2020) – At the first real world race meeting to be held in Europe since the outbreak of Covid-19, Herberth Motorsport has secured a 1-2 finish at the fourth annual Hankook 24H PORTIMAO.
News | June 9, 2020CREVENTIC confirms ‘Europe’ and ‘Continents’ structure for 2020
Following revisions to the 24H SERIES powered by Hankook calendar for 2020, five European races have now been assigned to the 24H SERIES Europe, while four rounds will have potential implications for the 24H SERIES Continents.
News | June 4, 2020Could the CUPRA e-Racer “pave the way” for electric TCRs in the 24H SERIES?
CUPRA’s all-electric e-Racer and Leon Competición are eligible to compete in the 24H SERIES.
News | May 14, 2020Circuit Zandvoort back on the 24H SERIES calendar for 2020
GENNEP (14 May, 2020) – CREVENTIC and its competitors will be among the first international motor racing collectives to experience the newly renovated Circuit Zandvoort this November when the Dutch venue makes its welcome 24H SERIES return after a four-year break.
News | April 9, 2020Home of the Hankook 24H PORTIMAO is now an FIA Grade 1 circuit
The Autódromo Internacional do Algarve is now eligible for Formula 1 competition.
News | January 28, 2020Sonic Equipment signs as 24H SERIES partner for 2020
Automotive tool specialist joins CREVENTIC for the 2020 season.
News | January 11, 2020Black Falcon Mercedes-AMG wins rain-shortened 15th Hankook 24H DUBAI
Black Falcon wins history-making Hankook 24H DUBAI
News | January 9, 2020Colin White secures second consecutive Dubai TCE pole for CWS Engineering
Repeating his team’s qualifying success from last year at the same venue, Colin White unleashed the full potential of his CWS Engineering Ginetta G55 (#278, Colin White / Bradley Scorer / Jean-François Brunot / Fraser Robertson / Adam Hatfield) to put the car on TCE division pole position for the 15th running of the Hankook 24H DUBAI. White’s time of 2m08.531saround the 5.390km long circuit meant an improvement of over half a second compared to last year’s pole-winning time at Dubai. With the fastest time in the TCE division, the CWS Ginetta also topped the time sheets in the TCX class.
News | December 24, 2019Close to 80 entries already confirmed for the 15th annual Hankook 24H DUBAI
There’s less than three weeks to go before the 15th edition of the Hankook 24H DUBAI gets underway, and more than 70 entries are already confirmed for the event.
News | December 20, 2019What’s new for 2020 in the 24H SERIES?
This season, the 24H SERIES powered by Hankook incorporates three continents, seven countries and eight world-class racing facilities, all but two of which are current or former Grand Prix venues. On top of that, the ever-growing endurance racing program welcomes changes to its technical and sporting regulations, its class structure, and a new digital initiative.
News | September 17, 2019Bas Koeten Racing “aim for nothing but victory” at TCR SPA 500
24H SERIES stalwart Bas Koeten Racing expects to be a “winning combination” at this year’s TCR SPA 500.
News | September 13, 2019Five manufacturers set to be represented at the 2019 TCR SPA 500
Teams from across Europe, Asia and the Middle East continue to show their interest in the upcoming TCR SPA 500, with five brands already confirmed for the 500-lap / 23-hour endurance epic on 4-5-6 October.
News | September 10, 201911 fascinating facts from the 2019 Hankook 24H BARCELONA
The 21st running of the Hankook 24H BARCELONA did not disappoint, with a nail-biting fight to the finish, championships being secured, and records tumbling throughout the 24-hour epic at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. But did you know…?
News | August 31, 2019TOPCAR Sport leads TCE after four hours in Barcelona
The TOPCAR sport by Bas Koeten Racing CUPRA TCR DSG (#131, Fabian Danz / Julien Apotheloz / Loris Prattes / Antti Buri) leads a very close battle for TCE honours
News | August 23, 2019Showdown in 24H SERIES Europe with Hankook 24H BARCELONA (30 August-1 September)
Next week (30 August-1 September), the Circuit de Barcelona Catalunya will be the venue for the 21st running of the Hankook 24H BARCELONA – Trofeu Fermí Velez
News | August 19, 2019Under the Lid – Pedro Lamy
Oft-remembered for his mid-90s run in Formula 1 with Lotus and Minardi, this Portuguese legend is proof positive that there is life after F1
News | July 24, 2019Under the Lid – Stéphane Perrin
He’s been a familiar face on the 24H SERIES scene since 2017, but even before that, Stéphane Perrin was no stranger to the motorsport paddock.
News | July 19, 20192019 Hankook 24H PORTIMAO.What happened? (GT)
Bohemia Energy racing by Scuderia Praha continues its winning run
News | July 18, 20192019 Hankook 24H PORTIMAO.What happened? (TCE)
Autorama Motorsport takes its fourth win of this year’s 24H TCE SERIES powered by Hankook to maintain its lead in the championship standings
News | July 7, 2019Autorama Motorsport takes fourth TCE win of 2019 at Hankook 24H PORTIMAO
The Autorama Motorsport by Wolf-Power Racing Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR (#112, Stefan Tanner / Ralf Henggeler / Marlon Menden / Yannick Mettler / Jérôme Ogay) has secured its third win of the European season, and its fourth outright of this year’s 24H SERIES powered by Hankook.
News | July 5, 2019Herbert Motorsport takes Hankook 24H PORTIMAO GT pole in grandstand fashion
The Herberth Motorsport Porsche 991 GT3 R (#93, Edward Lewis Brauner / Stefan Aust / Klaus Rader / Klaus Bachler / Hans Wehrmann) became the fifth different GT polesitter of the 2019 24H SERIES powered by Hankook season this weekend in Portugal after a stunning last-minute run in the closing stages of qualifying.
News | June 27, 2019PREVIEW.2019 Hankook 24H PORTIMAO
This year, the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve will host round four of the European Championship and the second stage of the Championship of the Continents simultaneously.
News | June 5, 201910 fascinating facts from the 2019 Hankook 12H BRNO
Bohemia Energy racing with Scuderia Praha scored its third win on the bounce in Brno, while Autorama Motorsport by Wolf-Power Racing took its third from four outings this season.
News | May 25, 2019Autorama Motorsport by Wolf-Power Racing claims third win of the season
The Autorama Motorsport by Wolf-Power Racing Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR (#112, Fabian Danz / Kari-Pekka Laaksonen / Antti Buri) has taken its third win of this year’s 24H TCE SERIES at the Hankook 12H BRNO.