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Fans could attend 24 Hours of Le Mans after postponement announcement

The 24 Hours of Le Mans will not be run in June with word that the event has been postponed, however President of the Automobile Club de l’Ouest Pierre Fillon believes running the event behind closed doors for a second year in a row was unthinkable.

Racing fans hoping to watch the 24 Hours of Le Mans on June 12-13 will have to wait a bit longer with word that the Automobile Club de l’Ouest has rescheduled the event to August 21-22. The decision was made early in order to give competitors, partners and spectators as much exposure as possible while keeping the FIA WEC calendar intact. With the event being pushed back, it opens the door for spectators to be present at the event with the appropriate health and safety measures. “Although it was a tough decision to make, it is the right one," Automobile Club de l’Ouest President Pierre Fillon stated. "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.”

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