Hankook 24H Dubai racing into town

| 118 | :   Twitter |   LinkedIn

Start your engines, the 16th edition of the Hankook 24H Dubai is screeching onto tarmac near you this weekend.

Revving into Dubai Autodrome on Friday January 15 to Saturday 16, the blockbuster racing event will see 250 drivers steering 54 cars, representing 12 brands and 33 nationalities, take the grid in one of the world’s most exhilarating round-the-clock endurance races.

Hankook 24H Dubai racing into town

The opening race of a nine-stop 2021 series will be flagged off at 3pm on Friday, with the winner taking the chequered flag 24 hours later.

Vying for glory atop the podium are no less than five former Hankook 24H Dubai winners in the hotly-contested GT3 category, but most eyes will be glued to Emirati ace Khaled Al Qubaisi, who alongside Jeroen Bleekemolen and Hubert Haupt, won the event for a record-breaking third time in 2020, adding to victories in 2012 and 2013.

Al Qubaisi told the official 24H Series website: “When we finally managed to get the third win in 2020 – Jeroen, Hubert and myself, with Ben Barker and Manuel Metzger – it was such a huge relief because we knew that we had truly earnt it.

“Even though the race was cut short due to the rain – it’s probably the craziest race we’ve had in Dubai – we still needed to have the pace to be at the front when the red flag came out.

“So, we were fast, we had the right strategy in place, and while it would have been nice to do the full 24 hours, I truly believe we deserved that win in 2020.”

The action is taking place behind closed doors, but fans can get still get into pole position to see if Al Qubaisi can extend his record by heading online.

Full coverage of the two 30-minute Qualifying sessions, the 90-minute Night Practice, and the full 24-hour race proper will be available via live stream on the 24H Series’ official YouTube channel.

Time to get into top gear.

Stuck for inspo this month? We’ve got you covered.

Win a car or bag a 70 percent discount
Dubai Shopping Festival is in full swing and there are heaps of bargains to be had.
Read more here.

100 fantastic things to do in Dubai in 2021
Dubai has so much to see and experience in 2021. Why wait to say ‘yes’?
Read more here.



Last chance to register for Dubai Women’s Running Challenge
Everything you need to know about the opportunity to run side-by-side with lions and giraffes.
Read more here.

| 118 | :   Twitter |   LinkedIn


Source : Time Out Dubai | Photocredit : Google

Follow Dubai Today

Subscribe Now

Enter your email address:

Topics Sport
Topic Keywords # #

Related News

7 top dining deals to try this week in Dubai

It’s a new week, and if you’re ready to dine out for less, we’ve rounded up seven cracking restaurant deals in Dubai for you to check out this week. From unlimited…

Adventure Awaits | Visit Dubai

Explore the great outdoors of Dubai, one adrenaline-fuelled experience at a time. From ziplining across Hatta’s dreamy mountainscapes and trekking across desert dunes to skydiving over Palm Jumeirah…

Extensive campaign launched to vaccinate senior residents against Covid-19 in UAE

Several senior citizens in Dubai received the SARS COV-2 vaccine, SinoPharm, on Wednesday as part of an initiative organised by the UAE Community Development Authority (CDA) at various…


Dubai Today Wiki

Popular Videos