More than 35 entries have either been confirmed, or are in the process of being finalized, for the Hankook 6H ABU DHABI on 22-23 January, with registration still possible before 23 December.
Following recent news that Abu Dhabi is set to resume economic, tourism, cultural and entertainment activities within the next two weeks, entries are still being registered for the Hankook 6H ABU DHABI on 22-23 January.
Upwards of 20 entries have already confirmed their entry, while over 15 teams have showed their interest and are in the process of finalizing their entries for the Hankook 6H ABU DHABI, many of whom will also contest the 16th annual Hankook 24H DUBAI on 14-15-16 January.
Perennial GT3 frontrunner Herberth Motorsport is set to lead the charge in the ‘GT’ class in Abu Dhabi with two Porsche 991 GT3 Rs. The Bavarian team, a former winner of the Hankook 24H DUBAI in 2017, will compete in Dubai with three GT3 entries and a ‘991’ category charger, and took three victories en-route to the GT3-AM Teams’ championship in 2020.
Fellow former Hankook 24H DUBAI winner Car Collection Motorsport will also pull double duty in Dubai and Abu Dhabi with two Audi R8 LMS’. German compatriot Attempto Racing will also represent Ingolstadt’s four rings in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
Former Overall GT Teams’ champion in the 24H SERIES Continents, Leipert Motorsport, is the first of three teams to enter a Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo for Abu Dhabi, the other two being ARC Bratislava and GT 3 Poland. Team Zakspeed meanwhile will follow-up its maiden weekend in the 24H SERIES in Dubai with a non-championship run in Abu Dhabi with its Dodge SRT Viper GT3-R.
Dubai Autodrome-based Dragon Racing has also expressed an interest in competing at Yas Marina with a sole Porsche 911 GT3 R.
Newly crowned Overall GT Teams’ champion Sorg Rennsport has confirmed two BMW M cars for both Dubai and Abu Dhabi, the ‘GT4’-class M4 and the ‘TCX’-spec M2 CS Racing set to compete in the same ‘TG’ class in Abu Dhabi. Belgium’s PK Carsport will also sport a BMW M2 CS Racing for its maiden event outings with CREVENTIC in the Middle East.
AC Motorsport is set to enter two Audi RS 3 LMS’ for the first time in the 24H SERIES in both Dubai and Abu Dhabi, and will go head-to-head for ‘TG’ class honours with long-time rival Red Camel-Jordans.nl.
24H SERIES mainstay JR Motorsport, which took its latest class victory in the 24H SERIES at the 2019 Hankook 12H SPA, will also pull double duty in Dubai and Abu Dhabi with its BMW M3 F80. Sally Racing meanwhile, which makes its first start in the 24H SERIES since 2017 in Dubai, will also compete in Abu Dhabi with a pair of CUPRA TCRs. Canada’s ST Racing, which makes its second consecutive start in Dubai with its M4 GT4 in 2021, has also expressed an interest in competing in Abu Dhabi. Recently anointed 991-class champion Speed Lover will lead the charge in the all-Porsche Cup car category with two Porsche 911-II Cups.
A slightly revised class structure for the inaugural Hankook 6H ABU DHABI means competitors can register entries any of the below categories:
GT Cars (all GT Cars up to GT2).
GT3 and GTX (GTX: Special GT cars close to GT3 cars)
Silhouette and Sports cars
Porsche 991 Cup (gen I and II)
GT4, TCR and Special Touring cars close to TCR
All Touring cars (close to production, e.g. BMW 240I)
Prototype cars: Production sports cars, FIA group CN cars
Prototype cars according FIA Art. 277 Category II-SC