Indy 500 Move Necessitates Change
IRVINE, CA – March 26, 2020 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – Indianapolis Motor Speedway has announced that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic it has rescheduled the Indy 500 to August 23. To accommodate the change, MotoAmerica has rescheduled its Superbikes at the Brickyard event to October 9-11.
MotoAmerica will return to the Brickyard for the first time since 2015 in 2020, but it will do so now on October 9-11 after a schedule change due to COVID-19. Photo by Brian J. Nelson.
“We knew that with the current situation of the Coronavirus outbreak, more changes could be coming,” said MotoAmerica President Wayne Rainey. “We understand Indy’s position on this and we’re happy to make the move to the October 9-11. As our fans, racers, teams and sponsors understand, things are changing on a daily basis and we are working diligently to have a 10-round 2020 MotoAmerica Series.”
As it stands now, the Superbikes at the Brickyard event will be round nine of the 10-round series.
MotoAmerica is the North American road racing series created in 2014 that is home to the AMA Superbike Championship. MotoAmerica is an affiliate of KRAVE Group LLC, a partnership that includes three-time 500cc World Champion, two-time AMA Superbike Champion, and AMA Hall of Famer Wayne Rainey, ex-racer and former manager of Team Roberts Chuck Aksland, motorsports marketing executive Terry Karges, and businessman Richard Varner. For more information on MotoAmerica, visit www.MotoAmerica.com. Also make sure to follow MotoAmerica on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.