Hankook 24h Series 2024: KW Motorsport customers win opening race in Abu Dhabi

The endurance season of 2024 kicked off in Abu Dhabi
The race in Abu Dhabi was one of the first events for our KW Motorsport customers in the 2024 season

The lull of motorsport’s winter break appears only for the motorsport fans – our colleagues from the KW Motorsport department are currently buzzing with activity. After all, the off-season is essentially the precursor to the upcoming season.

Numerous motorsport teams in GT3 and GT4 customer racing utilize KW Racing shock absorbers
In addition to the overall victory, our motorsport customers also celebrated the class win in the GT4

With our KW Racing shock absorbers, an increasing number of automotive manufacturers are equipping their race cars in various customer racing programs for circuit racing.

With our KW Racing dampers, an increasing number of automotive manufacturers are equipping their race cars
The Toyota GR Supra GT4 is extremely successful in its segment, and KW dampers are always on board

Across the globe, all BMW M4 GT3, BMW M4 GT4, Mercedes-AMG GT4, Porsche Cayman GT4 CS, Porsche 911 GT3 R (992), and Toyota GR Supra GT4 cars adhere to the regulations by featuring the respective two- and five-way adjustable KW dampers.

Pictured is the Porsche 911 GT3 R from Ebimotors (Manamauri Energy by Ebimotors), which secured third place in the overall standings

Our KW Racing dampers have been featured in numerous Porsche 911 GT3 race cars, and we are pleased to announce that we will soon be collaborating with another automotive manufacturer to provide our dampers for their GT3 and GT4 customer racing vehicles. These dampers are manufactured in our Fichtenberg facility.

Given our motorsport customers’ proven track record of success, it’s no surprise they clinched the season’s first overall victory last weekend.

For more than a decade, Porsche has GT3 motorsports customers trust in KW dampers
The Car Collection Motorsport team has won with their Porsche 911 GT3 R

As part of the “24h Series” presented by Hankook, “Car Collection Motorsport” emerged victorious on January 21, 2024. On the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, Dustin Blattner, Loek Hartog, and Dennis Marschall piloted their Porsche 911 GT3 R (#96) across the finish line first.

Car Collection Motorsport won the start of the 24h Series 2024
Our customers finished in the top 10 in positions 1, 3, 5, 9, and 10

Second in the overall standings was Baron Motorsport in the Ferrari 488 GT3 (#86), and third was Manamauri Energy by Ebimotors (Porsche 911 GT3 R, #95). Out of the 15 GT3 race cars that started, there were five Porsche 911 GT3 R and one BMW M4 GT3.

There is hardly a motorsport series where components of the KW automotive group are not in use.
All Porsche 911 GT3 R (992) are always equipped with KW V6 Racing dampers as well

Out of the total five GT4 race cars that started, all teams used our KW Racing dampers. While the Mercedes-AMG GT4 by GPM by Dragon Racing did not finish the race, the BMW M4 GT4 and Toyota GR Supra GT4 reached the finish line.

The BMW M4 GT4 drivers Charlie Robertson and Ravi Ramyead (#429) from Century Motorsport were class winners. Fabian Duffiex, Tim Docker, and Ivan Krapivtsev from AGMC Racing Team by Simpson Motorsport finished second with their BMW M4 GT4 (#438).

All BMW M4 GT4 cars are homologated with KW Racing dampers
Century Motorsport secured victory in the GT4 class with their BMW M4 GT4

The Toyota Gazoo Racing UK team finished in third place. The four drivers shared the cockpit of the Toyota GR Supra (#423): Michael O’Brian, Benjamin Tusting, Samuel Harrison, and Kavi Jundu.

Photos Teams and 24h Series

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