Spectacular international 24 hours race for Touring and GT cars
11 – 12 of October 2008
GT circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia, Spain
– Registration for 24H Valencia 2008
– Ranking 24H Series 2008
– Circuit de la Comunitat Valenciana Ricardo Tormo
– Free entrance Grand Stand
– Holiday time in the beautiful city Valencia
– Time schedule 24H Valencia 2008
– Drive and ride board
– Performance Drink, Speedcom and stand 21
Registration for 24H Valencia 2008
At this moment we are four weeks away from the start of the 24H race in Valencia on the circuit de la Comunitat Valenciana Ricardo Tormo. The F1 teams do their tests in the winter on this circuit and the GP2 runs on this circuit. Teams can still enter the 24H Valencia on the 11th and 12th of October 2008 that is part of the TOYO TIRES 24H Series 2008.
Make your quick entry now and secure your entry for the 24H Valencia by following this link: Quick entry TOYO TIRES 24H Series 2008
If you would like to make your quick entry for the TOYO TIRES 24H Dubai on the 9th and 10th of January 2009, please follow this link: Quick entry TOYO TIRES 24H Dubai 2009
Ranking 24H Series 2008
After the first race of the 24H Series 2008, the TOYO TIRES 24H Dubai 2008, the participating teams have collecting points by ranking.
For a complete overview of the ranking and participating teams in the 24H Valencia and the total TOYO TIRES 24H Series 2008, please follow this link: Ranking TOYO TIRES 24H Series 2008
Circuit de la Comunitat Valenciana Ricardo Tormo
The circuit is located in Cheste, only 20 Km from Valencia and 5 Km from Manises International Airport. Its proximity to the city allows the Circuit to get favoured by the high quality of Valencia’s accesses and its useful communication network.
A Circuit within a Stadium says the conception of the Circuit. It was built thinking in a Stadium, where all the spectators are able to watch the whole details of the race. From the 65,000 chairs of the grandstands, spectators can see the entire racetrack. This quality permits follow races and not to lose details.
The complicated racetrack and the excellent facilities have achieved that the circuit has become the valencian motorsport’s nerve centre because races, testing days and different activities make the circuit get to the 95% of occupation during the year. It’s the only one is Spain with the most important motorcycle championships, World Superbike and MotoGP, as Assen (Netherlands), Phillip Island (Australia) and Losail (Qatar).
Formula 1 teams do their winter test in Cheste before the start of the season and since 2007 the GP2 Series have in Valencia Circuit its only round out of Formula 1 schedule. The World Touring Car Championship, national and international races complete the circuit schedule.
The wisdom of Valencian Government is recognised also with the three IRTA Best Grand Prix trophies received in the last years. This is important because the teams are who decide this trophy. The Comunitat Valenciana Circuit ends the MotoGP season with 120.000 fans in the grandstands and with the MotoGP stars enjoying with racetrack and atmosphere.
But the goal of the Valencian Government is bigger. The Valencia Circuit wants to be a revitalizing element, not only a race track. It’s a meeting point, a place for enjoy with friends, with the family. That’s why Circuit management sets up complementary activities in every event. The goal is to achieve that spectator take part, enjoy and not only think in motorsport. This politics has brought the Circuit over to the Valencian society.
Spectators have free entrance Grand Stand
This race is part of the international TOYO TIRES 24H series 2008 with two other races in Dubai and Hungary. 24H Valencia will be the 3rd and final round of the 24h series 2008. The series has started with the 24H Dubai in January with a full start grid of 90 cars and teams from 37 different countries.
The preparations for the race will start on Friday with a free practice, qualification and night practice. Saturday will start with a warming up, a support race and at 14.00 hours the start of the 1st 24h race at Valencia. On Sunday the race will finish at 14.00 hours.
Spectators are welcome this weekend and have free entrance. Entrance for the paddock will be 10 EUR per day or 17,50 EUR for the whole weekend (Friday till Sunday).
To order your tickets, please click here.
Holiday time in the beautiful city Valencia
Valencia is one of the most beautiful cities in Mediterranean Spain. This city has everything for a quality holiday – plenty of sights from over 2000 years of history, stunning ultra-modern architecture projects, active cultural life, excellent local and international gastronomy, unique nightlife, good beaches, preserved traditional culture and well-developed tourist infrastructure. And all this in an unpretentious, warm, friendly and welcoming environment. For more information about Valencia, please visit the websites www.comunitatvalenciana.com or www.turisvalencia.es.
Time schedule 24H Valencia 11-12 October 2008
Thursday 09 October 2008
09:00 Paddock Open
09:00 – 18:00 Welcome Centre Open
09:00 – 18:00 Unloading the trucks/containers and preparing the Pit boxes
09:00 – 18:00 Administrative Checks and Scrutineering
17:15 – 18:00 Briefing Team managers 24H
18:00 – 20:00 Buffet
18:00 – 22:00 Welcome cocktailparty 1st 24H Valencia 2008
Friday 10 October 2008
08:30 – 09:00 Drivers briefing 24h (English)
09:00 – 09:30 Free Practice 1 Support race
09:35 – 10:35 Rent a car ride (drive on the track in a normal road car
60km an hour)
10:45 – 11:15 Free Practice 2 Support Race
11:30 – 13:00 Free Practice 24H Valencia
13:00 – 13:45 Break
13:45 – 14:15 Qualifying Support race
14:30 – 16:00 Qualifying 24H Valencia
16:15 – 16:45 Race 1 support race
16:45 – 17:00 Podium ceremony support race 1
17:00 – 18:00 Race taxi (taxi laps with race car)
19:00 – 21:00 Night Practice 1st 24H Valencia
Saturday 11 October 2008
09:30 – 10:00 Warm up 1st 24H Valencia
10:15 – 10:45 Podium ceremony support race 1
11:00 – 12:00 Break including Pit Road Walkabout and Track Parades
12:00 Start grid 1st 24H Valencia
13:00 Start of the 1st 24H Valencia
Sunday 12 October 2008
13:00 Finish of the 1st 24H Valencia
13:00 Price ceremony (OVERALL WINNERS & ALL CLASSES)
13:15 – 17:00 Loading of the trucks/containers
17:00 Closing of 1st 24H Valencia
(subject to changes!)
Drive and ride board
On our website we have a special area for:
drivers looking for rides
cars looking for drivers
teams looking for crew people
crew people looking for work
The driver/ride board is a voluntary service for the convenience of all the 24h Series participants. All arrangements for rides are strictly between the driver and rider. Please click here for the drive and ride board.
We can put your request on this page as well, please send your detailed question to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Performance drink, Speedcom and Stand 21 are partners of the 24H Series
Two of the most visible brands in North American road racing – SPEEDCOM Communications and PerformanceDrink – are joining forces to bring the proven products from PerformanceDrink to Europe and beyond, starting with the remaining rounds of the 2008 24H Series, the 12H Hungary and the 24H Valencia. SPEEDCOM is the world leader in motorsports radio and communications systems and also offers a related line of high-performance products and accessories for companies and competitors in all facets of the motorsports industry.