The 44th edition of the 24 Heures Motos, scheduled to take place on 17 and 18 April, has been cancelled. A later date for the race during the 2021 FIM EWC season is currently being examined.
The opening race of the 2021 FIM Endurance World Championship will not take place at Le Mans as scheduled on 17 and 18 April. Following discussions with medical staff and in agreement with the Préfecture of Police, the organizer of the 24 Heures Motos Automobile Club de l’Ouest, the French and international motorcycling federations FIM and FFM and Eurosport Events, the championship’s promoter, have decided to cancel the event.
As a result of the health crisis and of hospitals being under considerable strain, hospitals in Le Mans and is environs are not in a position to provide the service required to ensure the safety of riders and teams during the race.
The organizer, sporting federations and promoter are already working to identify a future date for the 24 Heures Motos during the 2021 season. A communication to this effect will be issued over the next ten days.