Originally scheduled after the 24 Hours of Dubai, the 6 Hours of Abu Dhabi now steps up as the opening event of the 24H Series due to shipping delays affecting the Dubai race, rescheduled for January 26-28.

 

The Hankook 6 Hours of Abu Dhabi promises drivers a chance to navigate the Yas Marina GP Circuit across various classes, presenting a cost-effective alternative to the Gulf 12-hour race.

With the opportunity for 2-4 drivers per car, participants will experience extensive track time over the weekend:

2x 90-minute testing

1x 60-minute free practice

2x 15-minute qualifying

1x 6-hour race

 

Reflecting on the 2023 6H Race

A quick glance back at the 2023 edition reveals Pure Rxcing’s Porsche 991.2 GT3 R securing a victory in a nail-biting race, showcasing one of the closest finishes in 24H SERIES history. The top four teams were separated by just under 22 seconds after six hours of intense racing.

The GT4 and 992 categories witnessed Buggyra ZM Racing’s triumphant return, initiating a GT4 Teams’ title challenge. Meanwhile, TCR category debutant Sharky-Racing claimed victory on its 24H SERIES debut, showcasing the diverse and competitive field.

 

The 2023 Hankook 6H ABU DHABI served as a championship event for the first time, concluding CREVENTIC’s inaugural Middle East Trophy. The upcoming event, scheduled for January 20-21, marks the fourth annual Hankook 6H ABU DHABI and is part of the 2023/2024 24H SERIES Middle East Trophy, boasting a 41-car grid.

2024 6H GT3 Showdown and Noteworthy Entries

In the GT3 category, teams like CP Racing, Manamauri Energy by Ebimotors, and Century Motorsport continue their championship fight. Notable entries include McLaren’s 720S GT3 Evo debut and an official Toyota Works entry, adding to the event’s prestige.

 

Diverse Lineup and Return of Renowned Teams

Returning teams and new entrants add to the excitement, with Race Lab debuting the McLaren 720S GT3 Evo. The 992 category witnesses fierce competition, and the GTX and GT4 categories showcase the return of Leipert Motorsport and the debut of P21 Motorsport and Scott Sport.

The official track day on Thursday, January 18, and a full day of private testing on Friday, January 19 pave the way for the fourth annual Hankook 6H ABU DHABI. The event kicks off with official Free Practice on Saturday, January 20, at 10:20 local time, followed by three 15-minute qualifying sessions in the evening. The 2024 Hankook 6H ABU DHABI race launches at 10:00 local time on Sunday, January 21, continuing non-stop until 16:00 local time on the same afternoon. Get ready for a thrilling start to the 24H SERIES at Yas Marina Circuit.

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