The Honda Indy Toronto has been cancelled due to the virus. On May 15th, the event was postponed when the City of Toronto cancelled all permits for large public events. But less than a week later, it’s been decided that race’s original date of July 12th was simply too soon for Toronto to consider such a huge event, as seen in pictures below from the 2019 event.
Race promoter Green Savoree Promoters hoped to find an alternate date for the Toronto classic, but with IndyCar’s 2020 shortened season starting so late, it was impossible to find a suiltable alternative weekend.
The Molson Indy / Steelback Grand Prix / Honda Indy Toronto may have gone through several name changes and sanctioning bodies over the years (CART / Champ Car / Indy Car) but it’s been a highlight for Canadian motorsports fans since 1986.
Along with the Honda Indy Toronto, several other major races have been affected. F1’s Canadian Grand Prix will not run on its originally scheduled June date, and Mosport announced that IMSA’s Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix originally scheduled for July 5 has been cancelled.
The 2020 IndyCar season will now start June 6 in Texas and conclude on October 25 at St. Petersburg. The Indy 500 was supposed to run this weekend, but it’s moved from its traditional Memorial Day weekend to late August.