24 Hours of Dubai organisers Creventic have released details of the way in which the long-established event will tackle the continued global health and logistical challenges in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Firstly, and most importantly, Creventic, the Dubai Sports Council, the Emirates Motorsport
Organization, and management at the Dubai Autodrome have all confirmed that the race will take place, as planned for its 16th annual running on 14-15-16 January.
Creventic note that Government of Dubai’s has been working hard to safely re-open the Emirate to international travellers with hotels, restaurants, shopping malls and the Dubai International Airport now back into operation with a range of health security methods in place to protect public health.
With those reassurances in place the effort now shifts to event logistics, Creventic is working round the clock to co-ordinate with their teams to ensure that the cars and equipment for the race is shipped safely and in a timely manner.
Of the 65 registered race entries thus far, 40 have already submitted their shipping forms with another 20 understood to be hoping to finalise their entries in the coming days.
In addition, more than 50 teams have already ordered their Hankook tyres for the race weekend, a sure sign of commitment to the event with entries still being accepted for the event.
Creventic have also now confirmed that a maximum of 25 people are now permitted to attend the event on behalf of their team, up from the previous 15. This includes a maximum of 15 team members, up to five drivers, and up to five guests.
Gerrie Willems, CREVENTIC’s technical coordinator:
“We’re very pleased to see that, despite a tough year in 2020, competitors and fans alike are still throwing their support behind the Hankook 24H DUBAI.
“The season opener has been our biggest event of the year since 2006, and though circumstances have changed since the previous edition, CREVENTIC is still working hard with our teams, the Dubai Autodrome, the Dubai Sports Council and the Emirates Motorsport Organization to ensure our first event of 2021 is a success.”