Le Mans moved to November
The promoter of the European Truck Racing Championship ETRA has announced that the planned race weekend at Le Mans has been moved from September 26-27 to November 7-8.
This decision is a direct consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic and all the restrictions around it. The Bugatti circuit now holds the race just a weekend before the final event of this year’s championship at Misano. “To be honest, this is not something I’d be too excited about, because it further complicates our preparations for Dakar. But we can’t do anything about it. The race at Le Mans is part of the season and the promoters have done the maximum to react quickly, and we do appreciate that,” said the Buggyra Racing team manager Jan Kalivoda.
And the team’s drivers share the same opinion. “To be honest, it doesn’t really matter to me. I just don’t know what kind of weather we should expect. The mornings at Le Mans are always foggy at the beginning of October, and it was also quite cold. Now, we’ll race even a month later. But it’s a famous circuit and the organisers are doing the best they could to promote the season, so we’ll handle it,” said Adam Lock. “It’ll be interesting, Le Mans is usually cloudy in November. It also rains sometimes, with the maximum temperature around 15°C, but at least I won’t get cold,” said Téo Calvet, who will face a different challenge as apart from the European Championship he is also set to compete in the National Championship on the same weekend. “I don’t know what to say now. David says that it’s a pretty difficult circuit. On the other hand, I should be more experienced by then and hopefully, that will help,” said Aliyyah Koloc, who is preparing for her Le Mans debut.