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2021 24 Hours of Le Mans postponed to August

The grid of the 2020 24 Hours of Le Mans. Credits: WEC.

This year’s edition of the 24-hour race will be held later this summer, on August 21st-22nd.

The second 24 Hours of Le Mans event in a row has been postponed. It has been announced on Thursday afternoon that the 2021 race, originally planned to take place on June 12th-13th, will now occur on August 21st-22nd. The decision has been made to ensure the attendance of the fans in the grandstands and make it safe.

Pierre Fillon, ACO’s president, comments: โ€œAlthough it was a tough decision to make, it is the right one. 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 yearโ€™s race promises to be another thriller as the new Hypercar class makes its debut.โ€ย 

The 89th 24 Hours of Le Mans will be the first one for the newly-introduced Hypercar category.

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