24 Hours Le Mans Delayed Due To COVID Outbreak

Organizers for the 24 Hours of Le Mans announced on Wednesday that this year’s run, scheduled for the weekend starting June 13, has been postponed due to the health situation and resulting restrictions of the Covid-19 coronavirus.

“Postponing the 24 Hours of Le Mans 2020, originally scheduled for 13-14 June, is the appropriate solution in face of the exceptional health circumstances that we are all going through today,” president of the ACO, Pierre Fillon said. “It goes without saying that we will make every effort to ensure the safety and quality of our events. Today it is a question of stopping the spread of this virus. I would also like to spare warm thoughts for all the medical personnel working to protect our health”, the representative added.

The 24 Hours of Le Mans is the world’s oldest active endurance race, with the first race being held in 1923. World War II managed to stop the race from being held decades ago, but in 2020, it’s the coronavirus. Now, both it, the Indy 500 and Formula 1’s Monaco Grand Prix are all at risk this year.

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