Dutch race organiser Creventic has revealed the 2018 calendar, featuring eight events on three continents for the 24H GT Series, 24H TCE Series and 24H Proto Series.
The only new circuit on the calendar is Navarra in Spain. The rest are all returning venues.
There will be a separate European Championship for each of the series and a Championship of the Continents that includes the season-opener at Dubai Autodrome, the European round at the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve in Portimao, Portugal, and the North-American round at the Circuit Of The Americas in Austin, Texas.
The season starts with the flagship event in Dubai. From 5-7 January, there will be three races for prototypes of three hours each, followed by the traditional Hankook 24H Dubai for the 24H GT Series and 24H TCE Series from 11-13 January. The next venue is the circuit of Silverstone in the UK, 8-11 March, with a combined 12-hour race for the 24H GT Series and the 24H Proto Series and a separate 24-hour race for the 24H TCE Series. The Silverstone round also marks the start of the European Championship.
At Navarra (20-22 April), the GTs and prototypes will be combined for a 12-hour race. The Hankook 12H Imola (25-27 May) will be a combined race for the GT and TCE Series to conclude the first half of the season.
In July (5-8 July), the Hankook 24H Portimao will be a combined affair for GTs and touring cars. In Portugal, the programme also includes the Hankook 3x3H Portimao as three separate races for prototypes. After the summer break, action resumes at the Circuit de Barcelona Catalunya with the traditional Hankook 24H Barcelona (7-9 September) for GTs and touring cars. The second running of the Hankook 12H Spa (12-14 October) for GTs and touring cars marks the end of the European Championship season.
After that, the Hankook 24H CoTA (15-18 November) with a 24-hour race for GTs and touring cars and the Hankook 3x3H CoTA for prototypes concludes the Championship of the Continents.