In keeping with the calendar initially announced, the French Historic Circuits Championship, known as the Historic Tour, will kick off on 9-11 April at the Albi circuit, confirmed official championship promoter HVM Racing.
“With the FFSA and our series coordinators, we have been struggling for a year now to maintain all the rounds of the French Championship in the face of the difficulties caused by the current pandemic. More than ever, our primary goal is to allow professionals to continue their activity, and our entrants to continue to practice their sport and satisfy their passion,” pronounced HVM Racing boss Laurent Vallery-Masson. “The timetable has been arranged in such a way as to respect the current 6pm curfew, but it is obvious that that will change if the curfew is no longer in force on the dates of the meeting.”
Apart from a reduction of five minutes to the various qualifying sessions, the application of the curfew essentially led to postponing the first round of the 200kms of the Historic Tour. This was a new initiative designed to give drivers more track time with a 90-minute Saturday night allcomers race for anyone driving a GT, Touring or prototype in one of the other series at the meeting. For the rest, the event, which must be organised behind closed doors, will maintain the 21 championship races as planned.