Due to changes in the restrictions applied to large-scale events, Peter Auto and the Automobile Club de l’Ouest are obligated to postpone the 10th Le Mans Classic once again. The new dates will be confirmed in September, but the event is tentatively planned for the first or second weekend of July 2022. Without the 200,000+ spectators normally in attendance, without the village and attractions, a Le Mans Classic behind closed doors would not be the beloved celebration of the automobile it has been for the past 20 years.
The Le Mans Classic will also be held the following year, in July 2023, for the 100th anniversary of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
In the event spectators are unable to attend the event on the new dates in July 2022, the organizers will communicate all pertinent information concerning ticketing.
Peter Auto suggests competitors hit the track at the Bugatti circuit in a few months on 3-4 July for the Historic Racing by Peter Auto event gathering together all grids in its various series: Classic Endurance Racing I & II, Fifties Endurance, Sixties Endurance, Heritage Touring Cup, 2.0L Cup, The Greatest’s Trophy, Endurance Racing Legends and Group C.
Pierre Fillon, President of the Automobile Club de l’Ouest: "Organizing the Le Mans Classic behind closed doors would not make any sense. This event is made for the public, and the attendance restrictions in the current situation have required this logical decision. This event loved by all enthusiasts will be held in 2022, before a return in 2023 for a centenary edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans which promises to be exceptional. The Endurance Racing Legends, support race for the 24 Hours of Le Mans this year, will allow the automobile to be celebrated as it should be."
Patrick Peter, President of Peter Auto: "The maximum attendance figures imposed by the government do not allow us to maintain this event on the initial dates (1-4 July 2021, Ed.). Moreover, even though it has been considered, a closed session would not do justice to this event and would considerably reduce the beautiful tribute to the great history of endurance. The Le Mans Classic without the public, without exhibitors and without clubs is not the Le Mans Classic. We will nevertheless meet again in August during the 24 Hours Le Mans with the presence of Endurance Racing Legends cars as the support race. Enthusiasts will have two successive years of the Le Mans Classic since we will do another edition in 2023 which will be an opportunity to reinforce the tribute to the 100th anniversary of the 24 Hours of Le Mans."