The Automobile Club de l’Ouest has revealed a revised condensed five-day schedule for this year’s postponed Le Mans 24 Hours.
The French endurance event was due to take place this past weekend but has been postponed until 19/20 September due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Scrutineering will take place on Wednesday while a trio of three-hour practice sessions, along with a 45-minute qualifying session, will be condensed into a busy Thursday.
A further one-hour practice will take place on Friday morning prior to the 30-minute new-for-2020 Hyperpole session, in which 24 of the 62 competitors will scrap for pole position.
The race itself will run from 14:30 local time (CET) on Saturday through 24 hours until Sunday.
Information concerning spectator access, and what will be made available, will be released at the end of the current month.
The ACO explained that the “financial impact” of the pandemic was the cause for the condensed schedule, stressing it was “keen to ensure that the resources [of teams] are not tied up over too long a period.”