With a new generation of cars, to the latest Le Mans Hypercar rules, set to make their debut at the race in 2021, the organisers said they wanted to maximise the chances of fans seeing the new machines in action including the SCG 007 from Glickenhaus, which will make its Goodwood debut before it races at Le Mans, at the Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard.
Pierre Fillon, President of the Automobile Club de l’Ouest: “Although 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 year’s race promises to be another thriller as the new Hypercar class makes its debut.”
The rest of the World Endurance Championship’s races, which kick off in Portimao next month before moving to the traditional pre-Le Mans race at Spa in May, are unaffected by the change.
The ACO expects to announce information on tickets at the end of next month.
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