Cancelled – Le Mans Classic 2021
The Peter Auto-organised Le Mans Classic will not take place in 2021 as travel restrictions continue to bite across Europe with the ongoing COVID 19 crisis.
Instead, the hugely popular event will take place in both 2022 and 2023 with final dates to be determined following confirmation of the dates of the Le Mans 24 Hours.
The date will be confirmed in September but it could take place on the first or second weekend of July 2022.
The event was due to take place on its regular two-yearly cycle last year, but was postponed in light of the Europe-wide lockdown of mass attendance events but was postponed to 1-4 July 2021. With continuing issues of public health controls though that replacement date has now been abandoned too.
A replacement event for competitors who wish to race on the Bugatti circuit has been announced by Peter Auto on July 3 and 4 for a new event: Historic Racing by Peter Auto. It will bring together all the fields of the Peter Auto series: 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.
Pierre Fillon, President of the Automobile Club de l’Ouest: “Organizing Le Mans Classic behind closed doors would not make sense. This event is made for the public, and the lack of visibility on the current situation generates this logical decision. This event, loved by all enthusiasts, will be held in 2022, before returning in 2023 for a centenary edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans which promises to be exceptional. Endurance Racing Legends, the support race for the 24 Hours of Le Mans this year, will give the automobile a proper celebration. ”
courtesy of dailysportscar.com