El Western Automobile Club, organizer of the 24 Hours of Le Mans; el World Endurance Championship and the International Automobile Federation They decided to change the date of the 89th edition of the legendary endurance test. From June 12th and 13th they will go to 21 y 22 August.
This modification obeys with the intention of the organizers of allow the public to enter, something that at the moment cannot be done due to the measures taken in France as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
The dates of the other races and events to be held at the Le Mans circuit remain unchanged at present. The ACO, however, is working closely with the organizers of the various events that could be affected by this change.
“Although it was a difficult decision to make, it is the right one. Celebrating the 24 Hours of Le Mans behind closed doors for the second year in a row would be unthinkable. So we are doing everything we can to prevent that from happening and to give 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 in place. This year's race promises to be another thriller when the new Hypercar class makes its debut. "Said Pierre Fillon, owner of the French entity.
The 2021 WEC Championship, which will mark the premiere of the new Hypercars, the April 4 with the 8 Hours from Portimao.