Toronto – Honda Indy Toronto will not be held July 10-12.
Race campaigners made the decision on Friday after the city announced it would revoke permits for major events and festivals in July and August due to the Covid-19 crisis.
The event says it is exploring other dates in 2020 for Indicar’s annual race.
The following changes are due to the Invica Schedule, CVD-19, starting with the Texas Motor Speedway Genius 300 on June 6 and ending at the St. Petersburg Grand Prix in Florida on October 25.
The solo race on the Canadian Indica circuit, the Honda Indy Toronto is an annual event that has toured the exhibition grounds since 1986.
The event has not been held since the reunion of the Champ Car and Indy Racing League in early 2006.
Race legend Bobby Rahal won the inaugural race in 1986, then renamed Molson Indy.
After Molson’s sponsorship ended in 2002, it was renamed the Toronto Steelback Grand Prix, and back in 2009 it was renamed the Honda Indy.
Tronis Paul Tracy is the only Canadian to have won the race, carrying the flag checked in 1993 and 2003.
Honda Indy Toronto was not the only car racer in Canada to announce the change due to COVID-19 on Friday.
The Canadian Pneumatic Motor Park has announced that the Mobil 1 Sportscar Grand Prix scheduled for July 2-3 in Bowmanville, Ontario has been canceled.
Montreal’s Canadian Formula One Grand Prix race has already announced that he will not be taking part in the scheduled June dates.