Indycar: Coronavirus obliges, the Indianapolis 500 Miles postponed to August 23


The 104th running of the Indianapolis 500, originally scheduled for May 24, has been postponed to August 23 due to the coronavirus pandemic, IndyCar and race promoter Indianapolis Motor Speedway jointly announced Thursday. .

This is the first time that the legendary car race, the most followed in the United States with some 300,000 people present each year around the « oval », will be contested in a month other than May. Last year, the Frenchman Simon Pagenaud won. Organizers also postponed the Indianapolis Grand Prix, which was scheduled to take place on May 9 at the Speedway road layout, to July 4, American Independence Day.

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Postponement is a responsible decision

With these two races, six events out of the 17 in the IndyCar championship are now canceled or postponed. « May at Indianapolis Motor Speedway is my favorite time of year, and like our fans, I’m disappointed that we had to postpone the 500 Miles., said Roger Penske, owner of the race and the circuit. However, the health and safety of our participants and spectators is our top priority, and we believe postponing the event is the responsible decision with the conditions and restrictions we face.. »

In addition to the Indianapolis GP and the 500 Miles, the first four events of the season, the GPs of St. Petersburg, Alabama, Long Beach and Austin, have been canceled. But two of them could finally be run, according to the organization of the championship.

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