The NTT IndyCar Series and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway released a joint statement on Monday morning to say that they are looking at contingency plans for the 104th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge on May 24 in response to CDC’s interim guidance suggesting that public gatherings of more than 50 people be postponed over the next eight weeks.

The eight weeks would bring us up to the week of the GMR Grand Prix of Indianapolis however as it stands there is a travel ban to the US from Europe up until May 31 at the earliest which would rule out a lot of fans and media members who had planned to travel for the race.

The Covid 19 virus remains a fluid situation and the NTT IndyCar Series have said that they are in constant contact with their race promoters, teams and partners.

The unprecedented situation that we find ourselves in could potentially see the 104th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge held behind closed doors however it is not the time to speculate what might happen.

 

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