In a year as tumultuous as 2020, calendar changes in motorsport continue to come thick and fast, be it on health and safety grounds or as a result of logistical issues for circuits and transportation alike. The 24H SERIES has been no different, with CREVENTIC’s calendar proving more fluid this year than ever before. Providing our familiar brand of endurance motor racing entertainment, for fans and competitors alike, has always been our goal, but has never been one to be realized ‘at any cost’.
While the loss of this year’s Hankook 24H BARCELONA – one of the oldest events on CREVENTIC’s books – is sad, we remain confident the vaunted Trofeo Fermí Vélez will return in 2021. We’re also equally as excited to be making history this weekend at Hockenheim.
Home to the Formula 1 German Grand Prix intermittently since 1970 (an event in itself which dates back to 1926), the 4.574km Hockenheimring remains one of Europe’s most evocative circuits, mixing high speed straights and heavy braking zones with an enigmatic forestial backdrop. Despite the venue’s surprisingly thin endurance racing history, the inaugural Hankook 16H HOCKENHEIMRING goes straight in at the deep end, and will count towards both the 24H SERIES Europe and 24H SERIES Continents championship standings in 2020.
Hockenheim of course is just one of THREE new venues announced for the 24H SERIES in 2020 and/or 2021. Alongside the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, which will open next year’s 24H SERIES, CREVENTIC will also revive the long-dormant Coppa Florio in Sicily this October, details of which you can read about HERE. Pre-dating the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Mille Miglia, the Indy 500, the Monaco Grand Prix, and even the sister Targa Florio, this year’s Coppa Florio 12H Sicily marks the first running of the classic Italian endurance event since 1981.
Alongside this, CREVENTIC is also making strides in the world of e-racing. Having competed at the introductory 12H MONZA E-SPORTS, former 24H SERIES competitors Tom Onslow-Cole and Adam Christodoulou give us their thoughts on the brand new 24H SERIES Virtual championship.
In what has been a hectic few weeks for CREVENTIC, we’d like to offer a heartfelt thank you to all of our fans, sponsors and competitors for your on-going support during these difficult times, as well as the management team at the Hockenheimring itself. We are confident that, together, the inaugural Hankook 16H HOCKENHEIMRING marks the beginning of a long and fruitful period for the 24H SERIES in Germany.
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