The 24 Hours of Le Mans will be held without public on September 19 and 20, due to the health situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO) announced this Monday in a statement.
“Although many solutions were raised to organize the 88th edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, next September, in the presence of a limited number of public in the place, the ACO and the prefecture of Sarthe, in collaboration with experts of the situation health, announced today the celebration of the test without public, on September 19 and 20 “, explained the ACO.
The mythical French race, originally scheduled for June 13 and 14, was postponed to mid-September for health reasons due to the spread of the new coronavirus.
The other two legendary motorsport races have also been affected by the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic: the Indianapolis 500 on the mythical North American oval track will be held without an audience on August 23, while the Formula Grand Prix 1 of Monaco was simply annulled. AFP (HN)