The Hankook 24H Sebring has been called off by series promoter Creventic citing “ongoing uncertainty in global logistics chains.”
The Nov. 18-20 event at Sebring International Raceway was set to be the season finale for the 24H Series powered by Hankook.
The cancelation of the event comes after the postponement of last year’s inaugural race by one day due to the late arrival of sea-freight containers from Europe, which had made up the majority of the competitors.
“Ongoing uncertainty in global logistics chains has now made it impossible for Creventic to guarantee safe passage of team containers, and the equipment therein, across the Atlantic within the allotted time,” a statement from Creventic read.
“In an effort to avoid the unfortunate circumstances that threatened to curtail last year’s Hankook 24H Sebring, and to avoid disrupting our competitors’ preparation for the event, Creventic has thus decided to replace its 24-hour event at the Sebring International Raceway with another, world-class venue.”
A new season finale will be revealed in “due course” according to the statement.
“Creventic would like to thank management at the Sebring International Raceway for their understanding and diligence, and we hope the vaunted American circuit will appear on the 24H Series calendar again at some point in the future.”
Sporting coordinator Ole Dörlemann said: “This decision was, of course, a very difficult one for us to make, given the magnitude of any endurance event, let alone a season finale. It is, however, a decision we feel was absolutely correct.
“The health, safety and well-being of all 24H Series competitors remains our absolute priority, and the transportation assistance we provide to teams throughout the year is a program of which we are very proud.
“With global logistics proving highly unpredictable at this time however, Creventic was unwilling to take, what we felt, was an unnecessary risk. We would like to thank all of our competitors for their patience.”