The FIA World Endurance Championship has announced, that the first two races of 2021 will be without spectators.
The decision about the empty grandstands at Portimao and Spa Francorchamps is of course due to the COVID-19 situation, where LMEM, the FIA, and the local authorities already have made this decision.
Portimao in Portugal will have its FIA WEC debut, while Spa in Belgium has been on the schedule since the very first season.
This will be the second season in a row, that Spa will have to be run without spectators. They do have a European Le Mans Series race in September, where the likelihood of spectators is much higher.
The 8 Hours of Portimao will run on 4 April, while the 6 Hours of Spa Francorchamps will run on 1 May.