A revised calendar for the 2015 24H Series powered by Hanokook has been announced, one week after Creventic’s series was awarded full international status by the FIA.
The Dutch agency opted to make changes to its six-round series calendar in order to avoid clashes with other European endurance races, such as VLN and the Britcar 24 Hours.
“We already published a draft calendar for our 24 Hour Series powered by Hankook in early September, so we were the first to come up with dates for our races,” Creventic’s Gerrie Willems explained.
“However, as dates for other endurance races were published as well, some potential clashes came up and teams approached us with requests to look out for other possibilities.
“For us, service to teams and drivers has always been our main focus and we are probably a little bit more flexible in finding alternative dates for our events than other organizations.”
The season will still start as planned with next month’s 24 Hours of Dubai, followed by the 12 Hours of Mugello in Italy on March 13-14.
The 12 Hours of Zandvoort will move back to its original date at the end of May, instead of the April 24-25 date that was previously announced.
Round four of the 2015 season, the inaugural 24 Hours of Paul Ricard, has been moved back one week to July 10-12, to avoid a direct clash with VLN at the Nürburgring.
The 12 Hours of Hungary, which was set to take place in early October has been replaced by the 12 Hours Epilog Brno, due to planned resurfacing of the Hungaroring it was impossible to reschedule that event.
Epilog Brno, the traditional endurance season finale in the Czech Republic and surrounding countries, will be part of the 24H Series for the first time.
“The ‘Epilog’ event as an end-of-season endurance race at Brno has a tradition of many years, so we are glad that this prestigious title will now be used for our race,” Willems added.
The 24 Hours of Barcelona is still scheduled to take place during the first weekend of September, even though a VLN race will be held that weekend as well.
2015 24H Series Powered by Hankook Schedule:
Jan. 8-10 — 24 Hours of Dubai
March 13-14 — 12 Hours of Mugello
May 29-30 — 12 Hours of Zandvoort
July 10-12 — 24 Hours of Paul Ricard
Sept. 4-6 — 24 Hours of Barcelona
Oct. 9-10 — 12 Hours of Epilog Brno