The 10th annual Hankook 24 Hours of Dubai marks the beginning of a new era for Creventic, the Dutch agency that has been the promoter and organizer of the event since the first edition in 2006.
In December, the series was granted full international status by the FIA, which means that beginning this season, teams and drivers competing in the 24H Series will be able to score championship points.
With 24-hour and 12-hour races on the schedule, Creventic will have a points structure in place with different points for each type of event.
At a 24-hour event there will be 30 points for first, 27 for second, 24 for third, 21 for fourth, 18 for fifth, 15 for sixth, 12 for seventh, 9 for eighth, 6 for ninth and 4 for tenth.
The top ten also scores points in a 12-hour event, but there will be 20 points for the winner, 18 for second, 16 for third, 14 for fourth, 12 for fifth, 10 for sixth, 8 for seventh, 6 for eighth, 4 for ninth and 2 for tenth.
Drivers will be allowed to race on two cars, but will only receive points for the car that scores most points in the race. They will only score points if their team has started the race. All cars will be classified, whether they have actually finished or not.
Creventic has also introduced a scratch result, which means teams and drivers could miss one round as the best five results out of six events will count.
There will be an overall and class ranking for drivers and teams, which means a lower class team that wins all races in its category could be crowned the overall 2015 24H Series winner, despite not having scored an outright victory in the season.
Teams and drivers who compete in less than three events will be able to score points, but they will not be included in the championship standings.
There is no full season entry list available yet, although it is understood that more than a dozen teams are already committed. Teams can still lodge a full season entry after the 24 Hours, and more teams are expected to join.