Our magazine for the 2022 Hankook 24H DUBAI is now available for digital download. This month, with the new BMW M4 GT3 set to make its event debut, we look back at the last BMW to win the 24H DUBAI in 2011. We also reflect on the 2021 season, with a little help from Paul Truswell, while the rest of the radiolemans.com crew share their memories of the Hankook 24H DUBAI 10 years after their first event broadcast. We also take a look at the season to come, and have an in-depth chat with 24H SERIES regular Dominique Bastien on the motorsport career that began in his late 50s and has since taken him to Le Mans.
All that and more in this month’s magazine.
For an astonishing 17th time, CREVENTIC is very proud to welcome you all to the United Arab Emirates for the Hankook 24H DUBAI, and a brand-new season of endurance racing.
This year’s 24H SERIES powered by Hankook season opener looks set to be one of the most competitive in recent history: in the GT3 category alone, four former event winners are set to go head-to-head with new and old rivals alike, with six different manufacturers also vying for overall GT owners. Among the most notable is BMW, back in the hunt for victory at the Hankook 24H DUBAI courtesy of reigning Overall GT Teams’ champion ST Racing, and former event winner Schubert Motorsport. Indeed, it’s been 11 years since the German team and BMW, the latter a former event record holder, last took the win in Dubai. To get you warmed up, you can read up on the 2011 edition, and the BMW M4 GT3’s maiden endurance event at last year’s Hankook 24H SEBRING.
Whilst we’re feeling wistful, you can also check out our 2021 season review, as well as our highlight images from last year, courtesy of our resident photographer, Petr Frýba. radiolemans.com, which this year celebrates its 10th anniversary covering the Hankook 24H DUBAI in its inimitable fashion, takes a look back at its collective memories of the event. And 24 Hours of Le Mans record holder, and Hankook 24H DUBAI podium finisher, Dominique Bastien revisits his endurance racing career.
Of course, while it’s fun to look back, CREVENTIC was built on a policy of moving forwards. Competition in this year’s 24H SERIES is set to be even closer courtesy of revised sporting and technical regulations. And while the return of historic Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps to the calendar is worthy of celebration, our journey further afield in the Middle East continues on 21-22 January with the second annual Hankook 6H ABU DHABI. On top of this, CREVENTIC will also partner with ADAC to introduce the Prototype Cup Germany in 2021, a four-round series dedicated to LMP3 drivers and teams looking to make their next big step in the sports car and prototype arenas.
But before all that, we ring in the new year with the biggest 24H SERIES event of them all, the Hankook 24H DUBAI. Before the green flag drops, we would like to thank all of our competitors, our fans, our partners and sponsors, the Dubai Sport Council, and management at the Dubai Autodrome for their continued support.
Welcome to 2022. We’re looking forward to another amazing season!