Our magazine for the 2021 Hankook 12H HOCKENHEIM is now available for digital download. This month, we take a look at the history of the Hockenheimring, revisit CREVENTIC’s inaugural endurance event in Germany in 2020, and learn about gentleman driver Tim Muller’s 24H SERIES run thus far. All that and more in this month’s magazine.
With three rounds already in the bag in 2021, the fight at the top of the standings couldn’t be much closer, with just four points separating the GT frontrunners and a single point covering the top three in the TCE division.
How fitting then, with all to play for in this year’s 24H SERIES powered by Hankook, that the next round takes us to the Hockenheimring, site of one of the most predictable events on the CREVENTIC calendar in 2020.
Remarkably, the inaugural Hankook 16H HOCKENHEIMRING was CREVENTIC’s first-ever official visit to Germany. But held as it was during the aftermath of the Covid-19 outbreak, and with travel still heavily restricted, only 15 cars across both divisions lined up for the comparatively unorthodox 16-hour event. Two of which were GT3 entries from series stalwarts CP Racing and Equipe Verschuur. A slam dunk victory for one of them, right?
Wrong. As we discover with DUWO Racing’s Ben Wagener, the inaugural Hankook 16H HOCKENHEIMRING held more than a few surprises up its occasionally sodden sleeves, and what many mistakenly believed would be a ‘predictable’ race proved to be anything but.
Still, bucking the racing trend is hardly anything new for the home of the German Grand Prix. Indeed, the racing venue has been a landmark of the Baden-Württemberg state, in one form or another, since 1932, and as radiolemans.com’s Joe Bradley explains this month, #ThisIsEndurance was a recognized concept, seemingly, as early as 1888 with Bertha Benz.
As well as celebrating the Hockenheimring, and revisiting the events of the recent Hankook 12H CIRCUIT PAUL RICARD, this month we examine the brand-new 992-generation Porsche 991 GT3 Cup with the help of SpeedLover’s Jean-Pierre Verhoeven, who made his debut aboard the “stronger, faster and more spectacular” model last month at Paul Ricard. We also consider the commitment required in both the boardroom and the bucket seat with AstonMueller’s Tim Müller, and go Under the Lid with home town favourites, Elia Erhart and Carrie Schreiner.
We’d also like to take this opportunity to wish all of our competitors the best of luck this weekend, and give an additional heartfelt thanks to our fans watching around the world, the management and staff at the Hockenheimring, our sponsors, and everyone in race control and the marshals’ posts around the circuit. With your combined, constant support, the 24H SERIES powered by Hankook continues to grow from strength-to-strength with each passing year.