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24H Sebring Moved to Saturday Start Due to Sea-Freight Delays

Inaugural Hankook 24H Sebring moved to Saturday start after “unavoidable delays” in sea-freight…

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The Hankook 24H Sebring has been pushed back to a Saturday start due to “extreme weather” that has led to shipping delays with its European sea-freight.

Originally scheduled for Friday and Saturday, logistical challenges have deemed it necessary to run the 24H Series’ inaugural twice-around-the-clock endurance race at Sebring International Raceway one day later than expected.

“Extreme weather has led to unavoidable delays for containers making their way across the Atlantic, this force majeure affecting the weekend’s racing schedule in the process,” a statement from Creventic read.

“Creventic is confident though that these unforeseen complications have now been rectified and the Hankook 24H Sebring will take place this weekend.

“Creventic, which has successfully hosted 12 and/or 24-hour endurance events across three different continents on a regular basis since 2006, remains in close contact with circuit management, freight and logistic agencies, its suppliers, and each team entered for the Hankook 24H Sebring to ensure updates are provided as punctually as possible.

“We would like to thank our competitors, partners and fans for their continued support and patience.”

Sportscar365 understands that European teams’ containers are due to arrive at Port Everglades on Friday morning and will then be trucked 150 miles to Sebring ahead of an expected Friday evening unload time.

Qualifying is now set to occur on Saturday afternoon ahead of the race start at 5 p.m. that evening.

A total of 29 cars are on the latest entry list for the event, including a much anticipated North American race debut for the BMW M4 GT3.

The event is also serving as the season finale for Blue Marble Radical Cup North America, which has races on Thursday and Friday.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for and SPEED Channel and has contributed to numerous other motorsports publications worldwide. Contact John

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