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WEC & ELMS Spa & Paul Ricard Events To Go Ahead Behind Closed Doors

Final decisions in June

The return to racing after the cessation caused by the COVID19 crisis, planned by both the European Le Mans Series and FIA WEC is set to see early events take place behind closed doors.

The planned 6 Hours of Spa on 15 August, round six of the current season, is currently planned to go ahead without spectators present and with likely significant reductions in the attendance of non-team personnel.

Speaking to journalists on a video conference today, LMEM CEO Gerard Neveu made it clear that all current plans are subject to change depending on decisions and advice from national and regional public health bodies, and on the opportunities for cross-border travel, but at present the previously announced revised calendars remain in place.

The ELMS calendar currently includes a planned event at Paul Ricard in late July, with the ability for teams to travel to the circuit currently the biggest question for the race organisers.

A final decision on the early return to racing events will be made next month with organisers already having an alternative Paul Ricard date available should the July date fall.