The popular Le Mans Classic has been been cancelled for 2021 and moved back to July, 2022.
Patrick Peter, the founder of Peter Auto, which began as a PR agency before expanding into events, suggested it would be impractical to run the event over 1 – 4 July in a safe manner, at a time when France and wider Europe are struggling to keep COVID-19 in check.
“The maximum figures of people imposed by the government do not allow us to maintain this event on the initial dates,” said Patrick Peter. “Moreover, even if it has been considered, a closed session would not do justice to this event and would considerably reduce the beautiful tribute to the great history of endurance. Le Mans Classic without public, without exhibitors and without clubs it is not Le Mans Classic.”
However, fans of the event can take some cheer from the news that Le Mans Classic will be rescheduled to July, 2022, with the definitive date to be announced by September. And the 2023 Le Mans Classic will remain unchanged – a significant event that sees Automobile Club de l’Ouest, the organiser of the Le Mans 24 hour race, mark the centenary of the epic endurance race.
Details on how tickets for the 2021 Le Mans Classic can be transferred or refunded will be released by 5 July, says Peter Auto.