IndyCar cancels Toronto round amid Covid concerns

Spiking cases spike in Ontario sees authorities put in stay-at-home orders.

IndyCar cancels Toronto round amid Covid concerns

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  • IndyCar considering 'various scenarios' for replacement
  • Race cancelled due to Covid-19 safety concerns

American open wheel racing series IndyCar has announced that its Canadian round, set to take place in Toronto, Ontario, has been cancelled.

A recent spike in Covid-19 cases in the province of Ontario has led to stay-at-home orders being implemented. Due to safety concerns, organisers of the Honda Indy Toronto and the series decided to cancel the 2021 race.

"The NTT IndyCar Series race around Exhibition Place and Princes’ Gates is a hallmark of our summer schedule," said Mark Piles, Penske Entertainment president and chief executive.

"To have that void for a second straight year is heart-breaking. 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."

No replacement race has been scheduled, but IndyCar is currently considering "various scenarios" for the remainder of the 2021 season.

The 2021 IndyCar season continues with the 105th running of the Indianapolis 500 on 30th May.