2020 Le Mans behind closed doors.

Text & images: Rick Kiewiet


The ACO today announced that the 88th edition of the 24 hours of Le Mans will be held, but behind closed doors. No spectators will be permitted on the premises at the race scheduled for 19-20 September.



In a statement the organisation says that the health of everyone involved is the highest priority, and that this could only be protected by not admitting the public to the race.


Under French law, the ACO is permitted to hand everyone who already bought a ticket a voucher that can be exchanged to buy a ticket for next year's race. You will receive this voucher automatically. It is not exactly known if you'll receive money back if you bought your tickets via English resellers.