As major European nations grapple with the next stage of dealing with the COVID19 outbreak a variety of statements are emerging covering the terms of withdrawing current lockdown procedures.
Latest to offer direction pertinent to DSC’s audience is the French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe who announced today that no event where more than 5,000 people gather would be allowed until at least September.
“I would like to be precise here, no large sports gathering or any gathering of 5,000 people or more, needing the permission of the local police and long prior arrangements, will be allowed before September,” Philippe said.
That timeframe would mean that the currently timetabled GT Open (22-23 August), ELMS, and Michelin Le Mans Cup races (July 18/19) all at Paul Ricard, will be unlikely to be anything other than ‘behind closed doors’ events if they do go forward.
The Le Mans 24 Hours is currently set to take place on September 19/20 with track action from 15 September.