La IndyCar aplaza el inicio de la temporada por el coronavirus

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Tras haber decidido el jueves continuar adelante con sus eventos pero a puerta cerrada, IndyCar y NASCAR anunciaron este viernes el aplazamiento de las dos próximas citas de ambas categorías.

La NASCAR tenía previsto celebrar este fin de semana su quinta ronda del campeonato 2020 en el Atlanta Motor Speedway, y el siguiente domingo correr en Homestead-Miami Speedway, pero ambas carreras han sido canceladas.

"NASCAR ha decidido posponer las carreras de Atlanta Motor Speedway este fin de semana y Homestead-Miami Speedway el próximo fin de semana”, señalaba el comunicado emitido por el campeonato.

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"Creemos que esta decisión va en el mejor interés por la seguridad y el bienestar de nuestros fans, competidores, funcionarios y todos los asociados con nuestro deporte. Continuaremos monitoreando esta situación dinámica mientras evaluamos las futuras carreras".

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La IndyCar, por su parte, iba a iniciar su temporada 2020 este fin de semana en el circuito urbano de San Petersburgo sin público y solamente con el personal esencial, dejando fuera incluso parte de la prensa.

Finalmente se tomó la decisión de suspender no solamente la cita de San Petersburgo, sino también todas las siguientes hasta finales de abril, lo que incluye las carreras de Birmingham, Long Beach y Austin.

"Después de una cuidadosa consideración, incluyendo la comunicación regular con nuestros promotores de eventos, oficiales de salud y las administraciones de la ciudad en nuestros respectivos mercados de carreras con respecto al COVID-19, hemos tomado la decisión de cancelar todos los eventos de IndyCar hasta abril", rezaba el comunicado.

"Aunque estamos decepcionados por retrasar el comienzo de esta temporada de IndyCar y echaremos de menos a nuestros increíbles fans que nos apoyan cada año en San Petersburgo, Birmingham, Long Beach y Austin, la seguridad de nuestros fans, participantes, personal, socios y medios de comunicación seguirá siendo siempre nuestra máxima prioridad". 

"Continuaremos coordinando con expertos en salud pública y funcionarios del gobierno mientras determinamos los planes apropiados para reanudar nuestro programa".

Tras estas suspensiones, la siguiente carrera de NASCAR debería celebrarse el 29 de marzo en el Texas Motor Speedway, mientras que la temporada de IndyCar comenzaría con el Gran Premio de Indianápolis el 9 de mayo.

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