The start time for next year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans has been adjusted, with the 2019-20 FIA World Endurance Championship curtain-closer set to begin one hour later than usual.
Confirmed by the ACO on Friday, the 88th edition of the French endurance classic will start at 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 13.
No reason has been given for the change, although the start time has been previously adjusted for television and other international sporting events in the past.
The 2020 edition of the race will mark the 50th anniversary of Porsche’s first overall win, the 20th anniversary of Audi’s maiden triumph and will also mark the end of the era, in the final outing of the Toyota TS050 Hybrid and LMP1 class.
The deadline for entry requests, meanwhile, has been moved up to Dec. 18, more than one month earlier than the typical end-of-January deadline.
Also released on Friday was the official poster for the event (pictured above), designed by Désigne x Pulp.
The poster emphasizes “continuity and the forward-looking, colorful energy” of the race, according to the ACO.