2021 calendar: nine events on the programme
While the very strange 2020 season is just kicking off this coming weekend with the Dix Mille Tours du Castellet, the following one is already being announced! The 2021 calendar of historic races by Peter Auto will be very similar to what it should have been this year with nine events. The schedule will be marked by anniversary celebrations: the 10th running of Le Mans Classic and Spa-Classic and the 30th anniversary of the Tour Auto Optic 2000!
For the first time competitors in the nine grids by Peter Auto can take advantage of two days testing on the Paul Ricard circuit. Ideally speaking, they were scheduled for the beginning of March, three weeks before the opening of the season on the same track. These Series Test Days will help some drivers get to grips with their new cars and give others the opportunity to fine-tune the ultimate tweaks in a perfectly safe environment.
In 2021, the 240 entrants in the Tour Auto Optic 2000 will tackle a new route as is the case every year. The theme of the cars that will be spotlighted will be announced in the autumn when entries open. The route will be revealed in December.
The 10th staging of Le Mans Classic has been a long time coming and fans will have had to wait for three years to see again the cars that have forged the legend of the 24 Hours of Le Mans racing on the big circuit. Over the past few months impatience has already gained spectators and competitors alike as proved by the 660,000 viewers who recently followed the Major Retrospective of the event broadcast over 48 hours on the social networks.
And last but not least, entrants in the Series by Peter Auto will meet up again on five occasions in France, Belgium, Italy and Portugal. Remember that these meetings comprise nine grids to which are associated cars from similar categories and epochs (GTs, sports prototypes, touring cars from 1950 to 2000). Each of these competitions has a classification for which points are awarded and the champions in each category are celebrated at the end of the final round.
4-5 March – Series Test Days – Circuit Paul Ricard (France)
26-28 March – Dix Mille Tours du Castellet – Circuit Paul Ricard (France)
19-24 April – Tour Auto Optic 2000 – Rally (France)
14-16 May – Spa-Classic – Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium)
4-6 June – Grand Prix de l’Age d’Or – Circuit Dijon-Prenois (France)
1-4 July – Le Mans Classic – Circuit des 24 Heures (France)
17-19 September – Monza Historic – Autodromo di Monza (Italy)
21-25 September – Rallye des Légendes Richard Mille – Tourist Rally, star-shaped route
8-10 October – Estoril Classics – Estoril circuit (Portugal)