The planned Long Beach Grand Prix has been definitely cancelled for 2020.
The race was originally announced as delayed last week, but the organizers have decided that it won’t happen this year, neither for the NTT IndyCar Series nor the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
The issue with Long Beach is that it’s a street circuit, so all the roads have to be closed and a lot of preparation with the armco and fences etc.
The race will return in 2021, when everything is back to normal again.
Indycar has also announced that no teams are allowed to test before the racing resumes. So unfortunately no test for Jimmie Johnson this time, but hopefully later.
As previously mentioned, the IMSA race at Mid-Ohio SportsCar Course early May has been postponed, so their next race, at earliest, will be Detroit at the end of May – a race event that is shared with Indycar.
Indycar hopes to get their Month of May completed with the two races at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, but nobody knows if that will be possible or not.