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24H SERIES to race in Kuwait for the first time in 2022 


The Kuwait Motor Town is set to host the final round of the 2022 24H SERIES powered by Hankook, marking the first time a venue in Kuwait has hosted a round of CREVENTIC’s endurance racing program. 


The Hankook 12H KUWAIT replaces the Hankook 24H SEBRING as the final round of this year’s 24H SERIES and will thus decide the winners of the 2022 Championship of the Continents. A lack of guaranteed space on trans-Atlantic vessels and possible port congestions ultimately meant the arrival of team equipment in a timely fashion to the Sebring paddock could not be assured, despite the best collective efforts of CREVENTIC and management at the Sebring International Raceway. The decision to race in Kuwait meanwhile allows CREVENTIC to operate logistically under more controlled circumstances, assuring safer transportation of equipment to Kuwait and, significantly, the 2023 Hankook 24H DUBAI.   


The Hankook 12H KUWAIT is set to run for 12 uninterrupted hours from 12.00 hrs local time on Friday 2 December until midnight, ensuring competitors experience racing during the day and under the lights.  


Significantly, the 24H SERIES powered by Hankook will be the first major international motorsport program to be hosted at Kuwait Motor Town. 


Located less than 60 kilometers from Kuwait City, the Kuwait Motor Town was opened in December 2018 following a reported investment of $162 million USD. Covering 2.5 million square meters, Kuwait Motor Town is one of the largest motorsport-dedicated facilities on the planet, one that boasts seven different facilities catering to nine different motor racing disciplines, both on-road and off, including circuit, drag and dune racing, go-karts, and rally and motocross.


Penned by renowned motorsport architect Hermann Tilke, a notable focal point of the Kuwait Motor Town’s 5.609km Grand Prix Circuit is the enthralling 1,075-metre straight blast between turns one and two, onto which competitors will emerge from the pitlane. Another is the four-apex sequence at turns 12, 13, 14, and 15, inspired directly by another Tilke-designed venue, Istanbul Park.


Ahead of its maiden season of competition in 2019, Kuwait Motor Town was granted FIA Grade 1, which recognizes

the highest safety standards for two wheels and four. In a nod to the venue’s high-profile aspirations, more than 7,300 race day fans can be accommodated in the main grandstand alone, with a further 750 VIP box seats also available overlooking the 426-meter pitlane, down which lie 32 “state-of-the-art” pit boxes each equipped with air-conditioning.

Further information on the 2022 24H SERIES calendar can be found at www.24hseries.com.

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