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The organizers of the famous Le Mans 24 Hours race, one of the most prominent traditional events in endurance racing cars, announced that it will be postponed from 13-14 June next to 19-20 September due to the outbreak of the new Corona virus.
The car club, which is organizing the race, said on Wednesday that it made the decision “as a result of the health situation related to the Corona virus and the current restrictions in France and the world.”
“The delay of Le Mans 24 hours will lead to an update of the World Endurance Championship program, which will be announced soon. This information will be officially announced at a later time, similar to the course of the 88th edition of Le Mans 24 hours race for 2020,” he said in a statement.
This change will affect the 2020-2021 season of the World Endurance Championship, which starts on September 5 in the 6-hour Silverstone race in Britain, according to Gerard Novo, General Manager of the World Championship.
The current edition of the World Endurance Championship was affected by “Covid-19”, canceling the 1000-mile race in Sebring in the United States (20-21 March), and the 6-hour race in Spa Francorchamps (Belgium) was postponed between 23 and 25 April.
The French tennis tournament, Roland Garros, was postponed from May / June to September / October, in addition to the famous Paris-Roubaix cycling race scheduled for April 12, until the summer.
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