· Former and reigning 24H SERIES champions signed up for Kuwait.
· Multi-national interest: registrations already accepted from 14 different countries across three continents.
· CREVENTIC’s 2022 / 2023 Middle East Trophy kicks off at the Hankook 12H Kuwait.
GENNEP (28 September, 2022) – Close to 40 entries have already been registered for this year’s 24H SERIES powered by Hankook season finale at Kuwait Motor Town.
The inaugural Hankook 12H KUWAIT is scheduled for 30 November to 2 December, and will be the first international, FIA-approved motor race to be held at Kuwait Motor Town since the circuit’s inauguration in 2019. The 12-hour event, set to run uninterrupted around KMT’s 5.609 km Grand Prix layout, will also finalize this year’s Championship of the Continents title winners, both by category and overall in the GT and TCE divisions. Unsurprisingly, this moment in 24H SERIES history has garnered significant interest from teams from across the globe, with teams 14 different nations already on the provisional entry list.
Entries are being accepted for the 2022 Hankook 12H KUWAIT via 24hseries.com, or by speaking with CREVENTIC’s team directly via [email protected] and/or +31 485 471166.
Newly-crowned GT3-AM Teams’ champion CP Racing was among the first GT3 outfits to confirm an entry for Kuwait. The American team’s Mercedes-AMG GT3 is set to be joined by fellow 24H SERIES stalwart, and 2017 Overall GT Teams’ ‘Continents’ champion, Herberth Motorsport, which will no doubt look to sign off a character-building year with its first podium of the 2022 season for its Porsche 911 GT3 R.
At KMT, Slovakia’s ARC Bratislava, fittingly, will make its first 24H SERIES start since this year’s Hankook 24H DUBAI with its Lamborghini Huracán GT3. Additionally, Team GP-Elite steps up to the GT3 category with a Porsche 911 GT3 R having taken ‘992’ class victory in Dubai earlier this year with a 992
The Porsche-exclusive ‘992’ class meanwhile could well prove the sleeper hit of the event, with 11 entries already registered.
Germany’s HRT Performance, which heads into Kuwait at the top of the 992 Teams’ Championship of the Continents standings, has registered three Porsche 992 GT3 Cups to improve its chances against nearest title rival, Red Camel-Jordans.nl. Likewise, former SPX and 991 Teams’ champion Speed Lover and perennial class winner MRS GT-Racing are expected to be at the ‘992’ sharp-end in Kuwait.
In a significant move, 2021 991 Teams’ champion Willi Motorsport by Ebimotors is set to make its 992-class debut at the Hankook 12H KUWAIT with the latest generation Cup car.
Across in GTX, newly-crowned category champion Leipert Motorsport and Vortex V8 will battle one last time in 2022 for ‘Continental’ honours, the former, the 24H SERIES’ 2019 Overall GT Teams’ ‘Continental’ champion no less, with its Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo, the latter with its eponymous, lightweight ‘1.0’ sports car.
The pair will be joined by Austria’s razoon-more than racing, which enters a KTM X-BOW GTX for its first start since January’s Hankook 24H DUBAI.
Lionspeed by Car Collection Motorsport, a GT4 title contender throughout 2022, is sure to be among the category frontrunners with its Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS Clubsport. As indeed will America’s RHC Jorgensen-Strom by Century, which secured a fighting 3rd in-class with the BMW M4 GT4 on its most recent outing in Dubai back in January. RENNtech Motorsports meanwhile lines up its Mercedes-AMG GT4 for, what will be, the Florida-based, Mercedes-AMG tuner’s first 24H SERIES event outside North America.
The tantalising, as-of-yet unnamed ‘Ginetta’ team rounds out the GT4 contenders thus far with a V8-powered G56. A new model that, incidentally, already has a class podium to its name in its maiden 24H SERIES season.
The CUPRA Leon Competición TCR of newly-crowned Overall TCE Teams’ ‘European’ champion – and current TCE Championship of the Continents leader – BBR continues its season-long rivalry with Wolf-Power Racing in Kuwait. The latter, a three-time series champion in its own right, will compete once again with its new-for-2022 Audi RS 3 LMS.
Adding further excitement to the TCR ranks, AC Motorsport, which trails standings leader BBR by just six points, will be looking to sign off its tenure with the first generation Audi RS 3 LMS with a strong result in Kuwait.
Hofor Racing by Bonk Motorsport meanwhile, fresh from its TC Teams’ European championship win in Barcelona, will no doubt be keen to sign off the 2022 season with a third class win for its BMW M2 CS Racing.
Unsurprisingly, CREVENTIC’s first visit to Kuwait has been met with great enthusiasm from teams based in the region. Abu Dhabi’s Rabdan Motorsport has twice competed at the Hankook 24H DUBAI, as well as at select 24H SERIES rounds across Europe, and will be among the ‘992’ headliners in Kuwait. Among its category rivals will be the Qatar Motor and Motorcycle Federation, which enters two 992-gen Porsches under the ‘QMMF’ banner.
Also representing Qatar, SK Motor Sport has registered an incredible six BMW M240i Racing Cups for inter-team competition in the TC-class, the first step of a proposed Middle East run with CREVENTIC that also includes Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
As well as signing off the 24H SERIES for 2022, the inaugural Hankook 12H KUWAIT will be the opening round of CREVENTIC’s newly announced Middle East Trophy. The three-event campaign will run during Europe’s winter off-season and is exclusively centred around Grand Prix-calibre venues in the Middle East.
Following on from Kuwait, round two will take place at the Dubai Autodrome on 13-14-15 January and will be integrated into the 18th annual Hankook 24H DUBAI. The Hankook 6H ABU DHABI one week later on 21-22 January will act as the Middle East Trophy finale. An official prize-giving for the competition winners will be held on 22 January at the vaunted Yas Marina Circuit.
Teams interested in contesting the Middle East Trophy can now register for all three rounds simultaneously, making the most of discount rates in the process.
Entries remain open for the Hankook 12H KUWAIT, on-track action for which will begin with two hours of Free Practice on Thursday 1 December, followed later that evening by qualifying sessions for both the GT and TCE divisions. After a 60-minute Night Practice session, the green flag for the Hankook 12H KUWAIT itself will drop at 12.00 hrs local time on Friday 2 December the race continuing uninterrupted until the chequered flag is unfurled at midnight.
Further details can be found HERE