Creventic, organizer of the 24H Series and Touring Car Endurance Series, has announced its new 24H Proto Series to be launched in 2017 for prototype machinery.
The series will be open to LMP3 and CN cars, as well as other special prototypes.
It will get underway on Jan. 10-11 with the 3x3H Dubai at Dubai Autodrome, as an official support event to the Hankook 24H Dubai.
Following this trial event, a full calendar with three European races at twelve hours each will be announced later.
“The idea to explore the opportunities with prototypes was the result of the many requests we got from teams and drivers who wanted to run a prototype in the Hankook 24H Dubai,” Creventic’s Ole Doerlemann said.
“We want to keep our race in Dubai for GTs and touring cars, but we decided to look for other opportunities and that led to the 3x3H Dubai as a prototype event, plus our planned 24H Proto Series for which we envisage three events in 2017.
“We always say that ‘everybody is welcome at Creventic, and this is another example. We mainly aim at gentlemen drivers who can enjoy the performance of their prototypes in a genuine endurance racing atmosphere.
“We are delighted with the feedback we are getting. For the event in Dubai, we already have over 30 teams on the provisional entry list.
“Moreover, several race car manufacturers have already ensured their support with technical assistance and a spare part service for the event.”