The 24 Hours of Le Mans postponed to August to give itself “every chance to welcome the public”
Posted On March 4, 2021
The endurance event was originally scheduled to be held on June 12 and 13.
Lhe 24 Hours of Le Mans, initially scheduled for June 12-13, has been postponed to August 21-22 to “give every opportunity to welcome the public” in the context of the Covid-19 crisis, the organizers announced Thursday.
“This decision, although difficult to make, is the most appropriate. We cannot imagine organizing the 24 Hours of Le Mans for the second consecutive year without spectators, ”explained Pierre Fillon, president of the Automobile Club de l’Ouest, in a press release. “It is therefore our duty to do everything possible to achieve this essential objective while guaranteeing competitors visibility throughout the season. “
In 2020, the famous French endurance race had already been postponed from June to September because of the coronavirus pandemic.