The last edition of Le Mans Classic dates back to 2018.
Hard news for fans of the 24 Hours of Le Mans and vintage cars: the 2021 Le Mans Classic is officially canceled, due to Covid-19. Peter Auto, the race organizer, gives see you in 2022.
For Patrick Peter, head of the organization, “a closed door would not do justice to this event and would considerably reduce the beautiful tribute to the great history of endurance”. It must be said that in 9 editions, this great celebration around the history of the 24 Hours of Le Mans has brought together a considerable audience, around 135,000 spectators over the weekend. Difficult to envisage such a gathering in 2021.
A centenary special edition in 2023
The event had already canceled in 2020. A big blow, since the Le Mans Classic is only organized every two years. Fans were therefore impatiently awaiting 2021, before a return to even years from 2022. To compensate for this 4-year “gap” between the last edition of 2018 and the next one now scheduled for July 2022, Peter Auto promises a special edition in 2023. This year will indeed mark 100 years of the first 24 Hours of Le Mans : a great excuse to organize a Mans Classic which we hope will be exceptional. And in the meantime, you can always wait while reliving the 2018 edition through the official film:
And if you are not a spectator but a driver during the Le Mans Classic, don’t panic: Peter Auto has planned a driving session behind closed doors on the short version of the Le Mans circuit, the Bugatti circuit. This event will be held on the dates initially reserved for Le Mans Classic, July 3 and 4.
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