Le Mans Classic postponed to 2022
The organisers of the popular biennial at the famous part-road circuit used by the main 24 Hours have announced that the 2021 event, scheduled for July, will be postponed to 2022.
Blaming “capricious changes in the constraints applied to large-scale events”, Peter Auto and the Automobile Club de l’Ouest had no choice but to move the event back another 12 months. It was last run in 2018. Some 200,000 spectators are expected at the Classic – the latest regulations in pandemic-hit France preclude meetings of that magnitude and are unlikely to change in the near future.
A new date – promised to be mid-July 2022 – will be announced in September 2021. To celebrate the great French 24-hour race’s centenary, a special Le Mans Classic will be held in 2023.
Peter Auto is scheduled to run a smaller meeting, ‘Historic Racing by Peter Auto’, on the Le Mans Bugatti circuit on 3-4 July 2021. It will include: Classic Endurance Racing I & II; Fifties Endurance; Sixties Endurance; Heritage Touring Cup; 2.0L Cup; The Greatest’s Trophy; Endurance Racing Legends; and Group C.
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