IndyCar cancels Honda Indy Toronto race due to COVID-19

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The NTT IndyCar Series has cancelled the Honda Indy Toronto race, scheduled for July 11, due to the COVID-19 protocols still in force in Ontario.

The event last took place in 2019 and will now face a second year off the calendar, with the 2021 Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix also cancelled.

A new race has not yet been announced to fill the open slot, but IndyCar is “considering various scenarios” as it looks to fill out the 2021 calendar.

Speaking on the news, Penske Entertainment Corp president and CEO Mark Miles said: “The NTT IndyCar Series race around Exhibition Place and Princes’ Gates is a hallmark of our summer schedule. To have that void for a second straight year is heartbreaking. We deeply miss our fans there and urge them to remain safe during these unprecedented times. IndyCar looks forward to a high-powered return in 2022 and for years to come.”

IndyCar is in Indianapolis this weekend for the GMR Grand Prix, held on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course, with the 105th running of the Indy 500 scheduled for May 30.