GoDubai
  
  
  
  
Citylife > Press Release
  Home Contact us Add to Favourites
Most Recent Postings
More Press Releses
Featured Sections

Event Finder
A daily roundup of exhibitions, promotions and other events in Dubai and the rest of the Emirates.
Submit an Event
Latest Dubai Press Releases >>

 
  Share

Up to 100 cars expected to challenge in the iconic endurance race

Dubai, UAE, 11 January 2017: Race teams from around the globe have flown into Dubai this week to prepare for the Hankook 24H Dubai (12-14 January), the first round of the 2017 24H Series powered by Hankook.

The race paddock at Dubai Autodrome is now full of containers and cars, with officials and pit crews bustling in preparation for the challenging twenty four hour endurance race featuring a variety of GT and Touring Car class vehicles as well as 24H specials.

Richard Birch, General Manager of Dubai Autodrome, said: “This week we have received 140 containers, 100 cars, 400 drivers and their crews to our venue. We welcome all of our guests from around the world and we look forward with great anticipation for the start of this classic endurance race on Friday.”

Entry into the race paddock and grandstand at Dubai Autodrome will be free to visit for spectators, and in addition to the featured race there will be car displays, food and entertainment which will be available throughout the venue.

Gourmet food truck providers, Truckers DXB have moved into the Grandstand Village and will be serving up culinary delights starting at 8.00am on Thursday (12 January) when practice and qualifying for the Hankook 24H Dubai will commence.

The Dubai Autodrome Grandstand Village will also treat guests to a Tomini classic car collection, a kids play zone, Red Bull Freestyle Artists, an Adventure HQ climbing wall, a full selection of A&E adult beverages and LED screen with a live feed of the race. At night the same area will feature a live band and DJ.

Festivities continue on Friday during the start grid at 12.45, giving spectators the opportunity to mingle with the drivers and teams before the race flags off at 14.00. Up to 100 cars are expected to line up on grid and rumble in action on the 5.39 kilometre Grand Prix Circuit.

Last year's race winner, Belgian Audi Club WRT, will be back with a pair of Audi R8 LMSs to defend its honour, and three-time 24H Dubai champ Black Falcon will also be in the mix, taking up the challenge with two Mercedes-AMG GT3s.

At 20.00 on Friday the night sky over Dubai Autodrome will light up with fireworks, right above the track action, which will run continuously until 14.00 on Saturday.

After the chequered flag is waved and the new winner crowned, the top drivers will participate in the renowned camel parade through the pit lane with the celebrations moving to the Grandstand Village for the 24H Dubai after-party.

Hankook 24H Dubai Event Schedule:

Thursday, 12 January 2017
08:00 Grandstand Village: F& B Opens
12:45 - 20:00 Hankook 24H Dubai Practice & Qualifying
20:30 Grandstand Village: Live Band & DJ

Friday, 13 January 2017
02:00 Grandstand Village: F& B Closes
08:00 Grandstand Village: F& B Opens
10:00 - 10:30 Hankook 24H Dubai Teams Practice
12:45 - 13:45 Hankook 24H Dubai Start Grid
14:00 Start of the Hankook 24H Dubai Race
14:00 Grandstand Village: Start of Live Race Feed
15:00 Grandstand Village: Red Bull Freestyle Artists
20:00 Fireworks

Saturday, 14 January 2017
02:00 Grandstand Village: F& B Closes
08:00 Grandstand Village: F& B Opens
14:00 Finish of the Hankook 24H Dubai Race
14:15 Camel parade and podium ceremony
15:00 Grandstand Village: Dubai 24H Dubai After-Party



Posted by : GoDubai Editorial Team
Viewed 7546 times
Posted on : Wednesday, January 11, 2017  
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of GoDubai.com.
Previous Story : Double triumph for Qatar in Fazza Championship for Falconry Tilwah
Next Story : Olympic riders set to take reins of over 300 horses at Al Shira'aa International Horse Show tomorro...
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine

Comments

Back to Top  
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Give the Gift of Beautiful Hair with SHOW Beauty
PLAY FOR PEACE, Spread Good Vibes this Christmas
Roja Parfums ELYSIUM - Now available at Paris Gallery in UAE
Runway Dubai Wrapped up an inspiring star studded event with iconic designer, Wa...
Six pairs of Emirati siblings marched together at Skyline's 27th Graduation Ceremony
Infinix Launches Zero 5 in Dubai in Partnership with Souq.com
Stylish automatics from CITIZEN made for the special occasion
SOUQ ramps up operations ahead of White Friday Sale
Make Room for Play and Celebration With IKEA During Dubai Design Week
Experience the best of Korean beauty with Missha
Tub Of Butter Celebrates First Birthday with 1 Dhs Coffee
Alpha Assured Assistance (AAA) Loyalty Program to ramp up loyalty landscape in t...
SAINT HONORE Celebrates the UAE's 46th National Day with a Limited Edition Hauss...
50 Years of Puma Suede: PUMA Brings It for the Culture With the B-boy Pack
Dubai RAK Diabetes Center launches Dhs 1 Diabetes screening for residents
Premium Beverages Maker Hielo Beverages India Forays into Dubai(UAE)
Godiva Arabia opens its 17th branch in the UAE
Dubai Shines as Global Industry Descends on Vod Dubai International Jewellery Show
Toyota goes Xtreme with Land Cruiser, FJ Cruiser and Fortuner
H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan Tours the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant
Dubai Sports Council Championship for Football Academies set for a “bigger and b...
NEW Peptide4 Night Recovery Cream-Oil
The Power of Pro-Collagen
2XL captures the essence of vintage living with Prague Sofa set
Better Life launches new retail strategy focused on kitchen appliances
Fashion Forum by College of Fashion Design (CFD)
Dubai Customs' Smart Refund initiative to the finals of “Smart Government” program
ADFD, IRENA Open New Round of Funding for Renewable Energy Projects in Developin...
HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro arrives in the UAE to begin new era of Intelligent Smartphones
Non-Muslims to secure inheritance distribution through RAK ICC registered Wills
New Intelligent Huawei Phone Wows UAE's Most Stylish at Arab Fashion Week
Quantum Eurostar to implement the largest ESCO project in the UAE leisure and en...
Interview With Mr. Abdulhadi Chalak, Country Manager – UAE, Boecker Public Health.
Dubai non-oil foreign trade increases by 13% year-on-year in the third quarter o...
Schneider Electric at ADIPEC 2017: Real-time Data to Revolutionise Oil and Gas I...
Steel Alliance Against Counterfeiting: “Risks posed by counterfeiting put the wh...
Augmented Reality safety glasses eye Middle East debut at Intersec 2018
Successful Debut for VOD Dubai International Jewellery Show
John Lewis Christmas 2017
Get Set for SOUQ White Friday Sale 2017
Pure Health adopts latest SAP solutions
Huawei Unveils Proactive Security System at RSA 2017 Abu Dhabi to Build a Road t...
Financial Times names Masdar City best free zone for renewable energy
Ministry of Education Partners With British Agency to Uphold Quality Assurance i...
UNICEF, WHO and UAE Officials Gather in Dubai for the 5th Arab Regional Conferen...
LED set to form over 50% of regional lighting market by 2020
UAE Exchange to Give Away AED 450,000 to Customers Over 45 days
UAE eHealth Week 2017 Recognized the Latest Health IT Achievements and Showcased...
Ali Sajwani Recognised as Future Leader at Business Awards Honouring Region's To...
Lockheed Martin Integrates New Engine for Fury Unmanned Air Vehicle