Following a joint statement by the FIM and WEC, we are obliged to announce the cancellation of Round One of our 2021 season.
In the face of the COVID pandemic situation in France, the organisers have no alternative but to shelve the event planned for April 16-18.
The statement reads –
“Following discussions with medical staff and in agreement with the Prefecture of Police, the organiser 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 due to the ongoing Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.
“As a result of the health crisis and of hospitals being under considerable strain, hospitals in Le Mans are not in a position to provide the service required to ensure the safety of riders and teams during the race.
This is a massive blow to all concerned, but work continues apace to bring the rest of the calendar to fruition.
The management team of RKB-F1 Motorsport and Santander Salt would like to extend their sincere thanks to the FIM, circuit organisers and all other involved parties for continuing their tireless efforts in making the 2021 season possible.
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