62 entries and 4 days of exciting competition for 24 Hours of Le Mans 2020
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62 entries and 4 days of exciting competition for 24 Hours of Le Mans 2020

The 88th edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, rescheduled for 19/20th September, will be run over a uniquely compressed timetable, but with the same intense competition between the 62 entries as ever.

Exceptional circumstances call for exceptional timetabling. The format of this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, postponed from its original June date as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, has been completely revised by the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO), in agreement with the FIA plus that of key partners and participants in this international event.

Being fully aware of the economic impact of the current situation on teams, and in order to limit the deployment of significant resources over too long a period, the ACO decided to reorganise the schedule for the practice sessions which are so essential for all competitors’ preparations for the race, as well as that of qualifying, the new Hyperpole, warm up and the race – all to be held over four consecutive days. From Thursday, 17th September to Sunday, 20th September, all these essential elements of the 24 Hours of Le Mans will be in place, together with the level of welcome and quality required by this legendary motor race.

Essentially, (a detailed calendar for these four days is below, together with schedules for Road To Le Mans and Porsche Carrera Cup races), the technical and administrative checks, the traditional Scrutineering, will take place on Wednesday at the circuit. The 62 cars will take to the track on Thursday for free practice, qualifying, and night practice, then on Friday for further practice and the famous new Hyperpole which will allow 24 competitors to compete on the 13.6 km circuit in the quest for the highest speeds and without being held up by traffic. 

The start of the race will be given to the 62 competitors at 2:30 pm. An updated entry list is available HERE.

These unique 24 Hours of Le Mans 2020 will be based around a completely new organisational format, due to the current situation, in order to ensure the highest quality of competition and the safety of all despite these unprecedented circumstances.