24H Le Mans postponed to August
The 89th edition of 24 Hours of Le Mans originally scheduled for 12/13 June, has been postponed to 21/22 August. The decision has been taken by Automobile Club de l’Ouest in the hope the spectators will be able to attend the race.
The dates of the other races and events to be held at the Le Mans Circuit remain unchanged at the present time. This year’s race will see the new Hypercars make their on-track debut and the ACO thus remains extremely keen to have fans attend.
“Although it was a tough decision to make, it is the right one“, President of the Automobile Club de l’Ouest Pierre Fillon said. “Holding the 24 Hours of Le Mans behind closed doors for the second year running would be unthinkable. We are therefore doing all we can to avoid that happening and to give competitors a clear view of the whole season. We are working very hard to put on a safe event, with all the necessary health precautions in place. This year’s race promises to be another thriller as the new Hypercar class makes its debut“.
Following the announcement by the ACO that the 2021 24 Hours of Le Mans will be moved to August from its usual June date, the 4 Hours of Le Castellet will move to 4-6 June.Originally scheduled for 27-29 August, one week after the revised date for Le Mans, the French round of the 2021 European Le Mans Series will now become Round 3 instead of Round 4, slotting into the schedule between Red Bull Ring (15/16 May) and Monza (10/11 July).