Organizers for the Goodwood Pace Festival in the UK reported on Thursday that the running of this year, planned for 9-12 July. It has delayed due to the ongoing Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic.
The organizers track the situation and in due course will have an update on a new date. They look to late summer. And the early fall but the execution of the event will focus solely on the result of the pandemic. Anyone who has already bought tickets could use them for the postponed game.
Although the Goodwood FoS is not officially an auto show. It has used by automakers for debuting new cars in past years. One of the debuts speculated for this year’s event is the revamped Volkswagen Golf R. Any announcements expected for the July race will presumably also happen online.
Owing to the coronavirus, NTT IndyCar Series organizers have announced a big shake-up of the 2020 schedule. The big news is the postponement of the Indianapolis 500 from the original date of May 24 to August 23. So, this will make this the first time the historic event will occur outside of May.
Also at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the IndyCar Grand Prix will now run the weekend from July 4. Instead of the original May 9 date. It’ll be played as a doubleheader for IndyCar-NASCAR. Many events on the IndyCar schedule are still changing. With the St. Petersburg event that was scheduled to kick off the 2020 season earlier this month. And more expected to act as the season opener late next year.
Numerous other activities due to the coronavirus either canceled or delayed. For starters, auto shows scheduled for April in Beijing and New York have been postponed. While the annual auto show in Detroit still expected to run the week of June 8.
Formula One organizers have postponed the start of the 2020 season to late May. With the cancelation of the Australian Grand Prix this month. And the postponement of races in Bahrain, China, and Vietnam. New regulations set to enter into effect next year also moved back to 2022. Formula E, World Endurance Championship. With WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, and MotoGP also delayed or canceled events. While the Isle of Man TT canceled as well.