Action in the 24H SERIES powered by Hankook continues with the Hankook 12H MUGELLO March 17-18. The entry list shows 54 cars with drivers from 21 different countries.
While many of the regular entrants will be present some teams will be making their 24H SERIES debut at the beautiful circuit in the rolling hills of Tuscany. Due to noise restrictions, the race at Mugello is again split up into two segments, the first part on Friday from 2:00pm till 6:00pm and the second part on Saturday from 10:00pm till 6:00pm.
“It was something we did at Mugello for the first time some years ago, but meanwhile, we have done it at other races as well and many teams and drivers like it. They can enjoy a good meal together while the cars are under parc fermé conditions, have a good night’s sleep and then race again the next day. The race at Mugello is our first European event of this year and we are really looking forward to it,” says Natasha Mark on behalf of CREVENTIC. The Dutch agency is the promoter and organiser of the 24H SERIES powered by Hankook in co-operation with the DNRT (Dutch National Racing Team).
The A6 class, mainly for GT3 cars, is the biggest category at Mugello with 18 cars on the entry list. The category will be split up into an A6-Pro and an A6-Am class, with several teams already having expressed their preference. Other teams will be allocated to either class based on their lap times in practice and qualifying and their expected performance in the race. Dutch team V8 Racing and German team Herberth Motorsport, the Mugello race winners of 2015 and 2016 are both on the grid, so there will be a direct ‘battle of the winners’.
The Porsche 991 Cup class has five entries while the SP classes (SPX, SP2 and SP3-GT4) have a total entry of 19 cars between them. The touring car classes (TCR, A3 and A2) have a total entry of twelve cars.
For the first time, four different brands will be represented in the TCR class with SEAT, Audi, Honda and Peugeot. Several regular entrants from other categories are expanding into the TCR class, with German teams Car Collection Motorsport and Bonk Motorsport, French team B2F Compétition and Swiss outfit Stanco&Tanner Motorsport.
Official track action gets underway on Friday, March 17, with free practice and qualifying. Live timing and live streaming of the race in HD quality with commentary by Radiolemans.com will be available on the series’ website. The streaming will also be uploaded on the series’ Youtube channel.
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