News – UK – 2021 Le Mans 24 Hours postponed to August

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The 2021 edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans will now take place in August to enable spectators to take part in the event

The 2021 edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans will now take place in August to enable spectators to take part in the event

The race was originally supposed to take place from 12 until 13 June take place, but was now on the 21 until 22 August postponed

The decision was made by the Automobile Club de l’Ouest – organizer of the Le Mans 24 Hours, the World Endurance Championship and the FIA ​​

Moving into August may give fans the chance to attend the famous French long-haul event as it is hoped that COVID restrictions will be relaxed

A statement posted on the Le Mans 24-hour website states: “The Automobile Club de l’Ouest made this decision at the beginning of the season in order to offer competitors, partners and spectators as much visibility as possible and keep the current FIA WEC Calendar The dates of the other races and events on the Le Mans Circuit remain unchanged at the moment. The ACO is working closely with the organizers of the various events that could be affected by this change ”


In 2020, the race took place in September and for the first time in its history had no fans – something AOC President Pierre Fillon wants to avoid for the second year in a row

Pierre Fillon, President of the AOC added: “Although it was a difficult decision, keeping the Le Mans 24 Hours behind closed doors for the second consecutive year would be unthinkable so we are doing everything we can to avoiding this and giving the competitors a clear view of the entire season.We are working very hard to organize a safe event with all the necessary health precautions.This year’s race promises to be another thriller as the new hypercar class makes its debut ”

The rescheduling also ensures that the race does not conflict with a Formula 1 event that takes place during the summer break

The organizers also have the list of participants for the 89th Edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans published on 9 March will be released

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News – GB – 2021 24 Hours of Le Mans postponed to August

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