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AUGUST EDITION OF LE MANS 24 HOURS TO ADMIT 50,000 FANS

A live audience of 50,000 will be permitted at this year’s Le Mans 24-hour round of the World Endurance Championship.

The limited crowd number will be around 20% of the event’s traditional attendance this year, and follows the running of last year’s rescheduled race in September behind closed doors.

All spectators attending the race on August 21 and 22 will be required to present the new health pass introduced in France in June.

This means that attendees will have to be fully vaccinated, have a negative result from a PCR test or provide proof that they have had COVID in the past six months and are considered immune.

A statement from race organiser, the Automobile Club de l’Ouest said: “By reducing capacity and using the health passport, we can host a premium-quality event safely.”

Le Mans Scutineering
The traditional (crowded) Le Mans scrutineering – traditionally the weekend before the race – not open to the public this year… (Photo – R Barnes – Cleverdis)

The pre-event Le Mans test day, which is returning to the schedule this year on the Sunday before the race, will not be open to the public, neither will scrutineering the day before.

Campsites will be open from the Wednesday of race week (August 18), when the first official practice sessions begin. There will be no funfair or concerts during the event this year.

For more information on the Le Mans 24 Hour weekend, visit https://www.24h-lemans.com/en

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