The Honda Indy Toronto took place over the weekend at Exhibition Place just by the lake shore in Down Town Toronto.
The big question on everyone’s lips was how would the home favourite James Hinchcliffe get on in his first home race since 2014? The answer, very well the Mayor Of HinchTown started the race from 6th place on the grid and lead the race for a brief period much o the delight of the home crowd.
The atmosphere in the grandstands throughout the weekend was fantastic and it was helped by the fact that the weather was great all weekend. The support for Hinchcliffe was fantastic.
The Oakville native returned to the track here at Exhibition place last season following his crash at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The race here last year was the first race that he had been medically cleared to travel to. During the race at the weekend Hinch confirmed that last season he spent a lot of time in the trailer as it was a tiring event for him as he continued to recovery from his injuries.
For anyone hoping to go to the race next season it is an extremely easy venue to get to from anywhere on the subway line. You get the Younge University line to Union station and than transfer to the streetcar from Union to Exhibition.
Alternatively you can get the GoTrain which stops directly at Exhibition Place where the circuit is.
At the circuit you get great views of Lake Ontario and of the arch in Exhibition Place which is a spectacle to behold.
This year due to the construction of a new hotel in the grounds of Exhibition Place the layout of the circuit was modified however in no way did this take away from the on track action.
Reigning series champion Scott Dixon started the race from pole position and led the most number of laps throughout the event however the caution periods were not in his favour and the New Zealander had to settle for 8th place.
The circuit is also very close to the downtown core and the heart of the entertainment district.
The next race takes place at Mid-Ohio.