24H Sebring moved to departure Saturday due to ocean freight delays – Sportscar365
The Hankook 24H Sebring was pushed back for a Saturday departure due to “extreme weather conditions” which resulted in shipping delays with its European ocean freight.
Originally scheduled for Friday and Saturday, logistical challenges made it necessary to hold the inaugural 24H Series endurance race at the Sebring International Raceway a day later than expected.
“The extreme weather conditions have resulted in inevitable delays for containers crossing the Atlantic, this force majeure affecting the weekend racing schedule,” said a statement from Creventic.
“Creventic is however confident that these unforeseen complications have now been rectified and that the Hankook 24H Sebring will take place this weekend.
“Creventic, which has successfully organized 12 and / or 24 hour endurance events on three different continents since 2006, remains in close contact with the circuit management, freight and logistics agencies, its suppliers and each team. hired for the Hankook. 24H Sebring to ensure that updates are provided as promptly as possible.
“We would like to thank our competitors, partners and fans for their continued support and patience. “
Sportscar365 understands that containers for European teams are due to arrive in Port Everglades on Friday morning and will then be trucked 150 miles to Sebring before the scheduled unloading time on Friday evening.
Qualifying is now scheduled to take place on Saturday afternoon before the start of the race at 5pm that evening.
A total of 29 cars are on the final entry list for the event, including a highly anticipated North American race start for the BMW M4 GT3.
The event also serves as the season finale for the Blue Marble Radical Cup North America, which has races Thursday and Friday.