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Weird News Schedule 24h Le Mans 2021: Latest race start for 15 years

17:40  06 april  2021
17:40  06 april  2021 Source:   motorsport-total.com

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The Le-Mans-Organizer ACO has the first details of the schedule of the August postponed 24 hours published by Le Mans 2021. Among them is, among other things, the announcement of the latest race start for 15 years.

The race will be started on Saturday, August 21, at 16 o'clock MESZ. Thus, the classic LE-Mans start time returns used with a few exceptions until 2005. In 2006, the latest start of the race at 5 pm was due to the World Cup in Germany. From 2007 was started at 15 o'clock, the late 2020 edition began at 14:30.

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confirmed the ACO also the test day on 15 August, only a week before the actual race. That had already been announced in advance. So far, the test day was usually two weeks before the race, 2020 he fell completely. ( Provisional Starter List 24h Le Mans 2021 )

The action starts again on Wednesday before the race with the first training session at 14 o'clock. Thus, the pause day returns on Friday, where only frame races take place. In 2020, the first issue of hyperpole took place on Friday afternoon due to the corona-reduced tightening of the schedule. This has now slipped on their intended slot on Thursday evening.

How exactly the times of different trainings and the regular qualifying session look, the ACO has not yet been announced. As a rule, there is a longer free training on Wednesday afternoon for at least four hours and once again a meeting late at night. Somewhere there, the clearly crowded regular qualifying. Further training should give it on Thursday around the Hyperpole.

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confirmed in the frame program is the two-hour road-to-le-mans races of the LE-MANS CUP for LMP3 and GT3 vehicles. In addition, the French Porsche Sprint Challenge and the Endurance Racing Legends for LE-Mans vehicles of 1990s and 200s are launched.

For the first time, the Circuit de la Sarthe will be closed even throughout the event. The public roads have always been released after the end of race operations at night for public transport.

Fixed times 24h Le Mans 2021

Sunday, August 15

Test Day (not known no times)

Wednesday, 18th August

14:00 clock: Start 1. Free Training

Thursday, 19th of August

21:00 - 21:30: Hyperpole

Saturday, 21st August

16:00: Race start

Sunday, 22. August

16:00: Target arrival

Emergency Brake: LMP2 must drive all WEC races with LE-Mans kit .
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