The races almost went ahead, but now they’re cancelled until October. As in, the Daytona 200 and Daytona TT. Of course, the global coronavirus outbreak is to blame.
It came down to the wire; the races were supposed to run tomorrow, as a doubleheader, but by yesterday, it was obvious the events were in trouble. The races were set to run in front of empty grandstands, to prevent the spread of sickness after a Daytona Bike Week attendee tested positive for COVID-19 (fans could still watch from their campsites).
But now, in the wake of President Trump’s declaration of a state of emergency in the US, the whole fling has been cancelled, and re-scheduled for October. That’s when Biketoberfest runs at Daytona Beach, and that’s likely when the races will run.
As well, it was only a matter of time before we started to hear about indoor MX events being cancelled, and that’s started now as well. Officials have announced the Seattle and Indianapolis Supercross races are both cancelled. So far, we’ve seen no information on the rest of the season.