Formula 1
03 Jul
-
05 Jul
Event finished
10 Jul
-
12 Jul
FP3 in
03 Hours
:
54 Minutes
:
31 Seconds
Formula E
R
Berlin ePrix I
05 Aug
-
05 Aug
Next event in
24 days
R
Berlin ePrix II
06 Aug
-
06 Aug
Next event in
25 days
MotoGP
17 Jul
-
19 Jul
FP1 in
6 days
R
Andalusian GP
24 Jul
-
26 Jul
Next event in
12 days
NASCAR Cup
05 Jul
-
05 Jul
Event finished
R
Kentucky
12 Jul
-
12 Jul
Race in
1 day
IndyCar
10 Jul
-
12 Jul
Practice in
09 Hours
:
24 Minutes
:
31 Seconds
WEC
13 Aug
-
15 Aug
Next event in
32 days
R
Bahrain
19 Nov
-
21 Nov
Next event in
130 days
Supercars
26 Jun
-
28 Jun
Event finished
17 Jul
-
19 Jul
Next event in
5 days

New Le Mans date threatens participation of Supercars drivers

shares
comments
New Le Mans date threatens participation of Supercars drivers
By:
Mar 18, 2020, 11:24 PM

The postponement of the 2020 24 Hours of Le Mans could spell bad news for a pair of Supercars drivers looking to debut at the famous endurance race.

Shane van Gisbergen and Tim Slade were both set to make their Le Mans debuts this year, the former in a Eurasia Motorsport LMP2 entry and the latter in a HubAuto Corsa Ferrari GTE-Am entry.

Their respective deals came courtesy of a rare lack of scheduling conflict between the Supercars calendar and the French classic. However, as it stands, that may not be possible.

Amid constant changes to the international calendar due to the coronavirus pandemic, the new Le Mans date - September 19-20 - now clashes with the opening Supercars enduro - the OTR 500 at The Bend.

That could, however, change as Supercars reworks its schedule. The series announced yesterday it will cease all racing until at least June, with the next three rounds – Tasmania, New Zealand and Perth – all formally postponed.

That announcement came shortly before Australia Prime Minister Scott Morrison reinforced a ban on public gatherings of over 500 people, a measure he suggested will be in place for at least the next six months.

On a completely unchanged schedule, that would make the race at The Bend Race the first opportunity to compete unaffected. 

Tim Slade, DJR Team Penske Ford

Tim Slade, DJR Team Penske Ford

Photo by: Bob Gloyn Photography

Next article
Le Mans 24 Hours postponed until September due to coronavirus

Previous article

Le Mans 24 Hours postponed until September due to coronavirus

Next article

Opinion: How Le Mans date change could impact WEC

Opinion: How Le Mans date change could impact WEC
Load comments