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3x3H DUBAI 2018

5-6-7 January 2018

ENTRY LIST

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CLASSSNTEAMCOUNTRY
P24Simpson Motorsport
Ginetta G57 (6200cc)
England
P26Simpson Motorsport
Ginetta G57 (6200cc)
England
P322Speedworks Motorsport
Ligier JS P3 (5000cc)
England
P344Graff
Ligier JS P3 (5000cc)
France
P348SPIRIT OF RACE
Ligier JS P3 (5000cc)
Switzerland
CN197Krafft Racing
Norma M20 FC (2000cc)
France
CN198Krafft Racing
Norma M20 FC (2000cc)
France
CN1177AUH Motorsport
Radical SR3 RSX (1500cc)
United Arab Emirates
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TIME SCHEDULE

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REPORT

Drama at the finish for Simpson Motorsport at Hankook 3X3H DUBAI
In the closing stages of race three, victory had looked set to go to the sister Simpson Motorsport Ginetta G57 (#4, Jordan Sanders / Simon Murray / Charlie Robertson), which had led comfortably throughout the final hour despite losing time during the mid-race pit stops. The #4 prototype though would crawl to a halt on the main straight of the 5.39km Dubai Autodrome after running out of fuel, and would ultimately be classified 2nd.

It was not all doom and gloom for the #4 machine, however. Impressively, despite terminal suspension issues preventing the Ginetta from starting Saturday’s race one at all, the #4 would start from pit road on Sunday morning and charge through the field to win race two outright.

In P3, the Speedworks Motorsport Ligier JS P3 (#22, Jack Butel / Kay van Berlo / Konstantin Gugkaev) walked away with a pair of class wins, having led both races outright intermittently. Despite an errant spin in the closing stages of race three, the British-based Ligier would also round out the overall podium in both races.  

Further back in P3, the Graff Ligier JS P3 (#44, Michal Broniszewski / Giacomo Piccini) secured the runners-up spot in both races, the only two-driver line-up in the field finishing 6th overall in the second race and improving to finish 4th overall in race three. Following its 2nd place finish in-class on Saturday, the SPIRIT OF RACE Ligier JS P3 (#48, Piergiuseppe Perazzini / Kriton Lendoudis / Marco Cioci / Rui Aguas) rounded out the P3 podium in both races on Sunday, despite day-long wheel and understeer problems. 

In CN1, the Krafft Racing Norma M20 FCs shared the class spoils on Sunday, with the #97 (Max Bortolami / David Cristini / Régis Tref) taking the class win in race two in a nail-biting finish that saw both Normas cross the line barely one tenth of a second apart. In race three, the sister  #98 entry (Daniel Kirmann / François Kirmann / Marc Vives) took its second class win of the weekend, but could not replicate its success from race one, in which the Norma finished 3rd overall and on the outright podium. On home turf, the AUH Motorsport Radical SR3 RSX (#177, Salem Al Nusif / Mohammed Al Nusif / Mohammed Al Hassawi) rounded out the CN1 class podiums in both races.

The 24H PROTYPE SERIES powered by Hankook is next in action on 9-10-11 March at the Hankook 24H SILVERSTONE in the UK. 2018 endurance race action meanwhile continues on 11-12-13 January with the 13th running of the Hankook 24H DUBAI, the calendar continuing through to November when the series returns to the Circuit of the Americas, Texas, USA, for the season finale on 15-16-17-18 November 2018. Further information can be found at www.24hseries.com.


Simpson Motorsport takes dramatic first Hankook 3X3H DUBAI win of 2018
Having taken pole position earlier that afternoon, the Simpson Motorsport Ginetta would make a slow start to the race – losing it lead in the process – and time on-track after its first pit stop, allowing the Graff Ligier to hit the front. A late charge though meant it was Jordan Sanders rather than Michal Broniszewski who crossed the line first after 82 laps of the 5.39km Dubai Autodrome. Graff would at least walk away with P3 class victory.

Early contenders for victory also included the Speedworks Motorsport Ligier JS P3 (#22, Jack Butel / Kay van Berlo / Konstantin Gugkaev) only for engine woes to scupper its process. The British-based Ligier was running comfortably at the front before a broken driveshaft brought it’s run to a screeching halt. Simpson Motorsport would suffer a similar setback with its second Ginetta entry (#4, Steve Tandy / Simon Murray), which was officially retired shortly before qualifying with a broken chassis.

The SPIRIT OF RACE Ligier JS P3 (#48, Piergiuseppe Perazzini / Kriton Lendoudis / Marco Cioci / Rui Aguas) would finish 2nd in the P3 class and 5th overall, albeit half a dozen laps further back after issues for Greek driver Lendoudis saw the Ligier swap ends several times on-track before drawing to a halt completely for several minutes at half-distance.   

Issues for both P3 entries therefore meant the CN1-winning Krafft Racing Norma M20 FC (#98, Daniel Kirmann / François Kirmann / Marc Vives) completed the podium, cementing the team a second prototype victory in Dubai after last year’s ‘exhibition’ races. The sister entry (#97, Max Bortolami / David Cristini / Régis Tref) would finish its race, without power, on the main straight, but would still be classified 6th.  

The event’s home-town entrants – the AUH Motorsport Radical SR3 RSX (#177, Salem Al Nusif / Mohammed Al Nusif / Mohammed Al Hassawi) finished 4th overall, a solid effort given that none of its three-drivers had raced hour-long stints before this weekend.

Tomorrow’s programme continues with race 2 from 9.00 till 12.00 hrs, followed shortly after on Sunday afternoon by race 3 from 15.00 till 18.00 hrs. Live timing and live streaming of the race in HD quality with commentary by Radiolemans.com will be available on the series’ website. The streaming will also be uploaded on the series’ Youtube channel. Regular updates will be published on Twitter (@24HSeries), Facebook (24H Series) and Instagram (24H Series). Further information can be found at www.24hseries.com. 
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CIRCUIT

DUBAI AUTODROME
Location: 25 minutes from central Dubai
Circuit direction:Clockwise
Circuit length:5390 meters
Number of turns:16
Address: Dubai Autodrome, Business Park, PO Box 24649, Dubai
www.dubaiautodrome.com | Location Map | Getting to Dubai Autodrome

The 5.39km track at the Dubai Autodrome is one of the most modern in the world; it is also one of the most challenging, as it has a combination of high-speedstraights and technical corners. The venue is part of the Union Properties Motorcity development in the greater Dubailand area. The circuit, which contains six different configurations, is designed to allow three circuits to operate simultaneously, safely and independently from each other. The result presents circuit users with unparalleled options.

The circuit was designed to meet the strictest safety requirements and is the first FIA-sanctioned circuit to incorporate wide asphalt run-off areas. The digital surveillance system provides complete coverage of all areas of the track and is linked to the Race/Safety control room for monitoring and saving on hard disk recorders.

GENERAL CIRCUIT MAP | PADDOCK LAYOUT


FACILITIES
Most facilities are housed in a two-storey ultra modern complex facing the grandstand. These facilities include Pit Complex, Race/Safety Control Room, Timekeeping Room, Media Centre, VIP Suite and Stewards Room. A world-class Medical Centre is situated behind the Pitarea for track emergencies during major events.

The CCTV system provides complete coverage of all areas of the track and is linked to the Race/Safety control room for monitoring. This means that incidents along the track during a race or event can be reviewed by the Clerk of the Course.

The Media Centre is fully equipped with individual ISDN lines, computers and fax machines for the local and international press, while the Pit Complex encompasses 30 individual team garages. At the rear of the Pits is a traditional racing paddock for team staff and hospitality.

The Dubai Autodrome offers a one-of-a-kind facility for VIPs to enjoy motor racing in a regal setting. The luxuriously appointed VIP Suites offers a spectacular view of the thrilling action with cars passing only meters away.
 
Refuelling
There will be a central fuel station available at the Dubai Autodrome. This means that you do NOT need to bring any refuelling equipment.

Specific for the Hankook 24H DUBAI:

  • Location: the refueling area at the end of the pit lane
  • Number of pumps: there will be 8 petrol pumps and 8 diesel pumps available

What you need to know:

  • All vehicles must be able to refuel directly with a commercial type hose as used in usual service stations
  • You only need to make sure your fuel inlet is prepared to refuel with a standard (commercial) fuel-pump-pistol. Therefore: the refuelling orifices of the tanks must be equipped for this operation.
  • The use of adaptors or filler bottles is strictly forbidden
  • The use of extra ventilation during refueling is only allowed in conjunction with a (ATL) vent-bottle
  • During the complete refueling operation, the windows and doors on both sides (left and right) need to be closed.
  • The team need to have TWO team members available at the refueling station during each refueling operation
    This is required to push the car away in case the engine will not start after the refueling operation. It is also allowed to assist the refueling operation by one or two own team member(s). IN THIS CASE THE (1 OR 2) TEAM MEMBERS MUST WEAR FLAMEPROOF OVERALLS, GLOVES AND BALACLAVAS.
  • Refueling will take place on basis, first come first refuel
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TRANSPORT




TRANSPORT TO DUBAI

Standard transport, by sea freight, of your race car and 2 pallets of equipment is included in the entry fee.
But how does this all work and what are your options?

LOADING AT AN ASSIGNED WAREHOUSE IN ROTTERDAM
Each team can bring their car and equipment to an assigned loading warehouse in Rotterdam.
Date for loading will be approximately November 26th.
A container is placed at a loading dock so it is easy for teams to load the container and lash the car and equipment.
Once loaded, Creventic’s transport partner will take care of all custom formalities and the shipment to Dubai including grounding at the paddock of the Dubai Autodrome.
We only ask the teams to fill out a simple packing and invoice form (provided by Creventic).
Once teams arrive at the Dubai Autodrome circuit they can unload their container and start their preparation for the race.
Containers stay at the Dubai Autodrome for the duration of the complete event.
After the event, teams can load their containers and we will arrange the sea freight back including customs formalities.
By the end of February teams can unload the containers again at the warehouse in Rotterdam.

EXCLUSIVE CONTAINER
If your team requires more container space there is always the option to book:
- Exclusive 40ft container for 1 car (1 paid entry) only // Additional cost will be Entry fee + 4.500 euro per container
- Exclusive 40ft container for 2 cars (2 paid entries) // Additional cost will be 2x Entry fee + 1.500 euro per container.

TRUCKING TO YOUR WORKSHOP
It is also possible to receive the container at your workshop to load.
We can arrange the trucking for you at additional charges. Just send me, Jeffrey Jansen, jansen@creventic.com, your workshop address and we can prepare a quote.
There are 2 different trucking options:
- Option 1: Excluding side loader. Meaning the container will stay on the chassis and you have to load from a dock or arrange a crane yourself to ground the container at your workshop
- Option 2: Including side loader: This option is of course more expensive because the container will be grounded at your workshop
Free loading time for both options is 2 hours. Extra hours will be charged with 80 euro per hour.

OTHER PORTS ON REQUEST
We can arrange shipment from every seaport in the world and will always choose the most cost effective for your team.
Just let us know your requirements and we will send you a customer made offer.

AIR FREIGHT
Is your car not ready in time, there is always the option to send the car and or equipment by air freight.
Please send an email to jansen@creventic.com with the dimensions of the car, the weight and you will receive a quote.

SEA FREIGHT FROM 24H COTA DIRECTLY TO DUBAI
If you also attend our 24H COTA race (November 10-12) we can transport your car and equipment directly from Cota to Dubai with sea freight.

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