No 24H of Le Mans motorcycles on April 17 and 18, as initially planned. The race is postponed “sine die” because of the health context, as announced this Friday by the organizers.
The 24 Hours Motorcycles at Le Mans, scheduled for April 17 and 18, are postponed indefinitely because of the “current health context, which is causing high hospital tension,” organizers said in press releases on Friday.
Such a context “does not allow the holding of the event in the necessary safety conditions”, explain the promoter Eurosport Events and the Automobile Club de l’Ouest, adding “to work already to find a postponement date over the 2021 season “. “A communication will be made on this subject in the next ten days,” he said.
For now, the French motorcycle Grand Prix maintained on the scheduled dates
It had already been announced at the end of January that the event would take place behind closed doors this year. Last year, it was postponed from mid-April to the end of August.
The Bugatti circuit at Le Mans is also due to host the French motorcycle Grand Prix from May 14 to 16. “The event is being held on the dates originally scheduled,” organizers said in a statement earlier on Friday. “A decision will be made in mid-April as to whether or not to welcome the public, and under what conditions. This decision will be taken in agreement with the competent authorities and will be based on the rules established by the Ministry of Sports and by the Prefecture of Sarthe. “
In motorsport, at the beginning of March, the 89th 24 Hours of Le Mans, scheduled for June 12 and 13, were postponed to August 21 and 22 to “give every opportunity to welcome the public” in the context of the Covid crisis. 19.
The Formula E Paris ePrix, usually contested in April, will not take place in 2021, nor in 2020. The Formula 1 French Grand Prix at Castellet (Var), finally, is scheduled for June 27 .