The CEO of the Le Mans Endurance Management, Gérard Neveu, will step down from his position on December 31st later this year.
Neveu and the LMEM has been responsible for managing the likes of the FIA World Endurance Championship (2012 onwards), the European Le Mans Series and over 100 international motorsport events for up to nearly a decade.
Gérard Neveu said: “After nine years at the head of this superb motorsport programme, I think it is time for me to hand over the baton and allow new life to be breathed into the organisation under the leadership of Pierre Fillon (President of the ACO).”
Details on the replacing management will be stated at a further date.
“Great pages in endurance racing’s history books will open in a few months, in particular with the arrival of LMH and LMDh, and I have no doubt about the successes to come for these championships under the ACO umbrella.
“Until then, I will do my best to finish the 2020 season in the best way possible. Then it will be time for me to set off on a different personal path in 2021.
“The mission entrusted to me by the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO) has been intense and exciting and it has been with great pride that I have led these championships under the aegis of the ACO and the FIA.
“For their trust, I would like to thank all the WEC and ELMS competitors, the partners, the suppliers, the media who have followed us, local promoters and all the circuits that have welcomed us around the world.
“My very special thoughts are for the wonderful LMEM team that I have had the privilege and immense pleasure of leading during this entire period.
“It will remain a superb human adventure and a unique experience that cannot be erased.”
Fillon, of whom partnered with Gérard for nearly 10 years, added: “…For all these professional and human adventures we have experienced together, I sincerely thank Gérard.
“I particularly salute his commitment, his involvement and his extraordinary energy. From here on I wish him the best in his future professional activities.
“From a personal point of view he will remain a member of our endurance family and, whatever his activities are, there is little doubt that future joint collaborations will emerge.”