Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Sports Council, the Dubai Autodrome opened today the 2021 championships with the International Motor “Hancock Challenge 24 Hours” race, which is one of the strongest endurance races for cars.
The 16th edition of the challenge will take place on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, with the participation of 250 drivers from 33 different nationalities, with four drivers taking turns driving in each car.
The number of participating cars is 54 of different types of cars, which include 12 types of international cars, competing on a 24hour basis.
The Hancock 24 Hours Challenge Dubai, which was canceled last year due to deteriorating weather, has been running since 2006 and is a tradition among the first endurance events to take place with the start of each new year. You can follow the events, developments and results of the race on the AutoWorld website and its social platforms.
The list of participants this year includes a group of the best international drivers, including five drivers who have previously won this championship in the most exciting GT3 category. Previous.
He won it with the Black Falcon Mercedes AM GT3 team, and his victory last year is the third title in the tournament, as he won twice in 2012 and 2013.
In the fiercely competitive GT3 class, 17 cars representing MercedesAMG, Porsche, Lamborghini, Audi, Dodge and McLaren have been confirmed, with five previous winners who won this championship in the GT3 category. Most exciting Hancock Challenge 24 Hours Dubai.
Along with several key members of the Black Falcon squad, HRT, which will operate two Mercedes AMG GT3 Evos this weekend, is hosting the threetime championship winners Hubert Haupt and Khaled Al Qubaisi in the drivers’ lineup.
Herbirth Motorsport, winner of the Hancock 24 Hours in Dubai 2017, has confirmed that three Porsche 911 GT3 Rs will participate in the Hankook 24 Hours Challenge in Dubai for the first time.
The 2018 winner, Car Collection Motorsport, which finished last year’s race in second place, will compete with two Audi R8 LMS models. WRT Winner of 2016, and Ingolstadt also in UAE Challenge.
Together, these five teams achieved victory in every round of the Hancock 24 Hours of Dubai with the exception of one since 2012.
Also worth noting in the GT3 class competition is the GRT Grasser Racing Team, which is competing at this year’s event with the Lamborghini Huracán GT3 Evo.
The Austrian team took center stage at the event in both 2018 and 2019, and will look to make history in 2021 by snatching the championship victory, as the first GT team to win three consecutive years in the Hankook 24 Hours of Dubai.
The German team was able to achieve multiple victories in that category of the Hankook 24 Hours of Dubai over the years and in 2021, where the threetime winner of this event Jeroen Bleekemolen will participate in the drivers’ lineup.
GT Teams title winners Avia Surg Rainsport (Continents) and PROsport Performance (Europe) generally lead the GT4 class with the BMW M4 GT4 and Aston Martin Vantage respectively.
Whereas Canadian ST Racing is among the farthest teams, meanwhile, the GTX class boasts several Lamborghini Harokan Superchargers from ARC Bratislava, Gt3 Poland and former series champion Leipert Motorsport. Vortex V8.
Across the TCE division, 14 teams representing CUPRA, Audi, Volkswagen, Ginetta and BMW have already begun construction of the UD Autodrome.
Today, the official free practice of TCE and GT competitors in Hancock 24 Hours Dubai will begin at 09.45 and 11.50 local time respectively.
Both sessions will be followed later in the afternoon by qualifying and night practice at 14.30 and 18.00 local time respectively.
The green flag for the 16th Annual Hankook 24 Hours of Race will drop in Dubai at 15:00 on Friday January 15th with the 24hour race kicking off without a break until 15:00 on Saturday January 16th.