Published on August 24th, 2014 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
24H Barcelona Has 70 Teams In The Provisional Entry List
The 2014 24H SERIES powered by Hankook returns next month with the 24H BARCELONA at the Circuit de Barcelona Catalunya coming up from 5 till 7 September. The provisional entry list for the international endurance race for GTs, touring cars and 24H Specials already includes 70 teams with drivers from 25 different nationalities and no less than 18 different car brands represented on the grid. Therefore, exciting competition with plenty of variety is expected.
“The 24H BARCELONA is getting more and more popular every year,” says Gerrie Willems on behalf of Dutch agency, CREVENTIC, promoters and organisers of the 24H BARCELONA in co-operation with the Circuit de Barcelona Catalunya and the Royal Automobile Club of Catalunya (RACC). “Since we came on board a few years ago, the event has developed from a predominantly national affair to a true international endurance race, similar to the other events of our 24H SERIES powered by Hankook. For us, the co-operation with our partners of the Circuit de Barcelona Catalunya and the RACC is always a pleasant experience and it is nice for us to see that many teams who know us from our other events have become regular competitors in Barcelona, too, plus, of course, the many new teams that are joining us every year.”
The Circuit de Barcelona Catalunya, best known as the venue for the annual Spanish Formula 1 Grand Prix and the Catalan round of the MotoGP series, is a state-of-the-art facility that has all the advantages of the nearby city of Barcelona as an additional asset. “Everybody loves Barcelona, the weather is usually nice and being able to combine that with the pleasure of an international 24-hour race is a great opportunity for everyone involved,” Gerrie Willems emphasizes.
The A6 class has a nice array of GT3 cars, such as Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 (the winning car of the 24H BARCELONA in 2013), Ferrari 458 Italia GT3, Lamborghini FL2 GT3, Audi R8 LMS and BMW Z4. Various Porsche Cup cars have been entered in the 997 class. The SP2 class caters mainly for silhouette cars such as the French GC Automobiles GC 10 V8, the Renault Mégane Trophy and the Australian-built MARC Focus. SP3 is the domain of GT4 cars including BMW M3 and Z4, Lotus Evora and Aston Martin Vantage. As usual, the touring car classes A5, A4, A3T, A2 and D1 include a variety of brands with BMW, Honda, MINI, Renault and Volkswagen, plus, of course, a huge presence for local brand SEAT that has its headquarters in Martorell, very close to the Circuit de Barcelona Catalunya. More information about the 24H BARCELONA and the other rounds of the 24H SERIES powered by Hankook can be found at: www.24hseries.com.