Miguel Oliveira is making his four-wheel debut, in a 24 hours endurance race
This weekend (3-5 September 2021) marks the return of the 24H Series at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Spain. Round 5 of this iconic endurance race will see over 30 cars competing in the 24 hours race, including a high-profile MotoGP rider, Miguel Oliveira.
The KTM MotoGP factory rider will be piloting a KTM X-Bow GTX as a guest in the race, but he does have a slight advantage. The 26-year-old Portuguese won the Catalan GP back in June on his factory-spec KTM RC16 MotoGP prototype, which is safe to say that he knows the circuit pretty well. And he's fast.
According to Manfred Sandbichler, Hankook Motorsport Director Europe, "We are pleased that the 24H Series powered by Hankook is back on the grid after the summer break, and it resumes with a real 24-hour classic in Spain. It will also be intriguing to see how Miguel Oliveira, who won this year’s MotoGP race in Barcelona, fares on the Hankook race tyre in his first long-distance race."
"The DTM trophy enters the second half of the season on Sunday with race eight in Austria. This strong series has made a name for itself on the motorsport scene and is attractive to professionals, amateurs and gentlemen drivers alike. Hankook supports the DTM Trophy with the Ventus Race tyre and, as with many other emerging series, has been a reliable and competent partner from the word go," added Sandbichler.