The 2013 Le Mans 24 Hours has been put back a week, to June 22-23.
Race organizer the Automobile Club de l'Ouest had originally announced that next year's endurance classic would take place on June 15-16. However, he FIA subsequently requested that that date be changed. An ACO statement said the move had been prompted "in order to harmonize the world calendar of motor racing events."
The Le Mans test day has also been pushed back and will now be held on June 9.
Next year's Le Mans will once again be the flagship round of the FIA's World Endurance Championship.