Creventic, the Dutch promoters and organisers of the 24H Series races have applied, through the KNAF (KNAC Nationale Autosport Federatie, the Dutch governing body for motorsport) to the FIA to be granted an international series status for the 24H SERIES powered by Hankook in 2015.
A decision about this application will be made during one of the upcoming meetings of the FIA World Motorsport Council.
If and when the international championship status is granted by the FIA, points will be awarded for drivers and teams in the various rounds of the series.
It is likely that one or two scores would be allowed to be dropped within future Series rules though a final decision would be made in due course.
“Since we added more events to our schedule next to the Hankook 24H Dubai, we have been getting requests from teams to turn the series into a full championship,” explains Gerrie Willems on behalf of Creventic.
“Following the success we have had over the years, we feel that now the time has come to make this step. We announced our plans to the teams and drivers in Barcelona last week and we got very positive feedback. Indeed, several teams already have expressed their interest to take part in all our events and thus commit to our full series.”
With the addition of the Hankook 24H Circuit Paul Ricard the 24H Series will have a calendar of six rounds for the first time in 2015 with three 24-hour races (Dubai, Paul Ricard and Barcelona) and a trio of twelve-hour races (Italy-Mugello, Zandvoort and Hungary).
If the Series is granted Championship status for 2015 it will be the only motor racing championship worldwide to include more than one 24-hour race.
2015 24H Series Calendar:
8-10 January, 2015: Hankook 24H Dubai
13-14 March, 2015: Hankook 12H Italy-Mugello
24-25 April, 2015: Hankook 12H Zandvoort
3-5 July, 2015: Hankook 24H Circuit Paul Ricard
4-6 September, 2015: 24H Barcelona
2-3 October, 2015: Hankook 12H Hungary