The Hankook 24H BARCELONA returns for its 22nd running on 3-4-5 September at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.
CREVENTIC is very pleased to announce that preparation for the Hankook 24H BARCELONA remains on schedule with the 24-hour event set to go ahead as planned on 3-4-5 September.
The Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya continues to run, and update, health and safety protocols first put in place last year before and during the event. Body temperatures will be measured on entrance to the circuit, all attendees are required to wear face masks, and social distancing will remain in effect in all areas. Cleaning and disinfection is also being conducted stringently at the circuit. So effective is the new program, the circuit was awarded the ‘Safe Travels’ stamp by the World Travel Tourism Council in January, an official recognition by the WTTC of companies around the world adopting health and hygiene, standardized protocols for the safety of its attendees.
This program, in line with CREVENTIC’s own dedication to the safety of its competitors, mean the Dutch promoter and management at the Catalan circuit have been able to continue preparing for the return of the Hankook 24H BARCELONA without delay on 3-4-5 September, the 22nd edition held since 1998.
The Catalan government and the Barcelona City Council meanwhile have been collaborating as part of the Catalan Territorial Civil Protection Plan (PROCICAT) to prevent further health concerns across the region. An unanticipated rise in the number of Covid-19 cases in Catalonia in mid-July led to a precautionary night-time curfew being implemented in Barcelona and neighbouring municipalities between 1am and 6am from July 16th, as well as establishments like bars and restaurants being closed from 12.30am onwards. The curfew however is set to be lifted on August 20 as Spain continues to roll out its vaccinations.
Ole Dörlemann, CREVENTIC sporting coordinator:“At the moment we are leaving no stone unturned to ensure that the Hankook 24H BARCELONA goes ahead as planned on 3-4-5 September. CREVENTIC has always prioritized the health and safety of its competitors and event personnel, and we’re gratified that management at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya are taking these matters equally as seriously. The Hankook 24H BARCELONA boasts a remarkable history and has always been one of our more popular events with competitors and fans alike around the world. We expect the 22nd edition to be no different and are very much looking forward to being on-track again at Catalonia very soon.”
Interest in the Hankook 24H BARCELONA continues to grow for competitors across Europe and North America. So far, 25 entries have been registered in the GT division, while just under a dozen are set to compete in TCE.
Notable entrants thus far include former Overall GT Teams’ champion and outright event winner Herberth Motorsport (2016 and 2018). The Bavarian team continues its multi-car program with two Porsche 911 GT Rs for Alfred and Robert Renauer, Daniel Allemann and Ralf Bohn, and Jürgen Häring, Bobby Gonzales, Wolfgang Triller and Marco Seefried, and has already secured two outright wins in the 24H SERIES this season at Mugello and Paul Ricard.
The event also sees the return of several former class winners. IDEC SPORT, which took ‘997’ class victory as ‘Ruffier Racing’ in 2015, makes its first 24H SERIES start since 2019 with its tenured Mercedes-AMG GT3. Overall GT Teams’ championship contender DUWO Racing won CUP1 in 2015 and 2016, while CP Racing, as ‘PROsport Performance’, took 2018 honours in A6-Am. That same year, 2021 Overall TCE Teams’ title contender CWS Engineering, which will once again run its Ginetta G55, took the SP3 win.
True-Racing (SPX), Speed Lover (991), and RTR Projects (SP3), all class winners at the event in 2019, also make their return. True Racing and RTR will each run a KTM X-BOW, while Speed Lover, a two-time podium finisher already this season, has entered a Porsche 911 GT3 Cup.
Entries are still being taken for the Hankook 24H BARCELONA on 3-4-5 September. Further details can be found HERE. Interested parties can also contact CREVENTIC directly via [email protected] and/or +31 485 471166.