The Automobile Club de l’Ouest has announced that it will be reopening its doors to the public on 1 June, with all necessary hygiene measures in place.
This means that the ACO will be welcoming visitors back to the 24 Hours of Le Mans Museum, the karting circuit, the Porsche Experience Center and the driving instruction centres for lessons and track days.
The statement from the ACO reads:
“From 1 June, our customers will be able to visit the museum that retraces the history of the 24 Hours of Le Mans and of motoring, browse our ever-changing range of 24 Hours merchandise, enjoy an afternoon at the karting track, experience driving a Porsche or a prototype or learn how to better handle their own car or bike.
“All necessary steps have been taken to follow government guidelines and procedures will be clearly explained at reception desks.
“Health and safety remain our overriding priority and we go above and beyond requirements in these areas. In the current sanitary situation, our number one priority for reopening was ensuring the safety of our staff and visitors.”
This news marks a significant step in the ACO’s plans to return to racing and normality during the pandemic. Currently, the ACO’s three major championships, the ELMS, Le Mans Cup and FIA WEC have new calendars published to allow teams to go racing from July onwards, and the Le Mans 24 Hours has been pushed back to September.
Further details can be found regarding opening times of each facility and what’s available on the Lemans.org site.