Race, Historic
MAR 23rd 2020

Damien Smith

The last time Le Mans ran in September was 1968

Amid the coronavirus chaos, cancellations and postponements, word came last week that the Le Mans 24 Hours would be shifted from its traditional June date to September 19-20th. We might have lost the Monaco Grand Prix for the first time since 1954 and can’t be certain of the fate of the Indianapolis 500 at this stage, but there’s a sense of relief that the other ‘big one’ should at least take place this year.

It’s not the first time Le Mans has run as late as September either. Fifty-two years ago, in 1968, the 24 Hours was also delayed by three months – but for very different reasons.

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