8 Hours of Portimao and 6 Hours of Spa races will have no live audience in the grandstands.
The ongoing coronavirus pandemic keeps making an impact on the upcoming World Endurance Championship season. Firstly, the season opener has been moved from Sebring to Portimao and now it has been confirmed that the race in Portugal and the next one at Spa-Francorchamps will be held without fan attendance because of the pandemic.
Frederic Lequien, WEC CEO, has made a statement: “Given the ongoing constraints of COVID-19 and following local advice in both Portugal and in Belgium, we have decided to hold our first two races of the season behind closed doors. Unfortunately, there are too many concerns that remain over public health and safety. We would like to thank everyone for their unwavering support and we will endeavour to deliver sportscar action to the homes of our fans by our various broadcast deals, the official FIA WEC app and via our social media channels.”