GENNEP (August 27th, 2009) Dutch-based agency Creventic BV, promoter and organiser of the 24H of Dubai, is proud to have got Dunlop on board as the new title sponsor of the event. A three-year deal has been signed and will see next year's event, scheduled for January 14th till 16th, 2010, officially named the Dunlop 24H of Dubai. The 2010 edition of the race will also mark the fifth anniversary of the endurance event, for which Dunlop will become the exclusive tyre supplier.
"We are delighted about the support we are receiving from Dunlop", says Gerrie Willems on behalf of Creventic BV. "With Dunlop as our title sponsor and partner, we will be able to further increase the international appeal of the event. Moreover, teams can count on Dunlop's highly professional racing service and no longer need to bring their own tyres to the race, because Dunlop has agreed to take care of the tyre supply. Even in the rather unlikely case of rain during the event, there will be sufficient rain tyres available."
From Fort Dunlop in Birmingham in the UK ,Gary Wassell, Manager Car Motorsport EU added: "Dunlop is very pleased with this three-year deal for the 24H of Dubai. Of course, we have been watching the development of the event over the years. We are very much impressed by the good atmosphere of this international event and the rapid growth it went through in such a short period of time. Next to our status as the title sponsor and the exclusive tyre supplier, Dunlop hopes to contribute to the continuing development of the event."
Dunlop has a long-standing tradition in motorsport, not in the least in classic endurance events like the Le Mans 24 Hours. In the DTM, the most popular international touring car series, Dunlop has been the exclusive tyre supplier since the series was re-established in the year 2000. Recently, Dunlop was also appointed as the exclusive tyre supplier for the new 2010 Moto2-series.
The fifth anniversary edition of the Dunlop 24H of Dubai will be taking place from January 14th till 16th, 2010, at the Dubai Autodrome. The organisers have already received more than 60 entries from teams from various countries. "We are expecting to have a full starting grid with 80 cars again", says Gerrie Willems. "Before that, we have the second running of the 12-hour race at the Hungaroring near Budapest, October 9th and 10th. For this event, we currently have more than 35 entries as well."