Creventic will introduce a dedicated GT4 class for both its 24H Series and 24H TCE Series powered by Hankook beginning next year, after coming to a licensing agreement with rights holders SRO Motorsports Group.
The announcement, made on Thursday, will see SRO GT4-spec cars move out of the SP3 class, in a development that’s expected to see an influx of GT4 machinery to both championships.
“With new GT4 cars from Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-AMG expected to be available for next year, and the large number of McLaren and Porsche GT4 cars already competing, this category is becoming more and more important,” Creventic’s Gerrie Willems said.
“GT4 cars have proven to be perfectly suited for endurance racing, so they fit very well into the 24H Series and 24H TCE Series powered by Hankook.
“For the non-GT4 cars currently running in the SP3-GT4 class, we will maintain the SP3 category.”
A total of four GT4 cars are currently entered for the Hankook 24 Hours of Dubai, including a pair of McLaren 570S GT4 cars, with more expected for the 24H Series season-opener on Jan. 11-13.
Dubai has already been a proving ground for new GT4 machinery, with BMW’s new M4 GT4 having made its competition debut this year with Schubert Motorsport.