For the first time in two decades, the Honda Indy Toronto course will undergo modification ahead of July’s Verizon IndyCar Series race on the streets around Exhibition Place.
The change in configuration comes from the construction of a new hotel on the grounds of the 30-year-old event which forced the relocation of the circuit’s pit lane. Previously drivers entered pit lane on driver’s right at the entrance to Turn 10, then exited the pits just before Turn 1.
For 2016, drivers will pit off of Turn 9 and return to the racing surface before the start/finish line on the front straight. Additionally, the well-known large white tents that housed hospitality suites, previously along the old pit lane, will make a move across the track.
The NASCAR Pinty’s Series will join the Verizon IndyCar series for the weekend leading up to the Honda Indy Toronto on July 17.
“We are thrilled to be able to provide a double feature to help mark the occasion, with the NASCAR Pinty’s Series headlining on Saturday and the Verizon IndyCar Series on Sunday,” said Honda Indy Toronto President Jeff Atkinson. “Fans are in for an exciting weekend of racing at the Honda Indy Toronto this summer.”
Ticket sales for the 30th year of Indy car racing on the streets of Toronto are now open, beginning with an exclusive renewal period for fans who purchased weekend grandstand tickets in 2015.
Renewal customers will have access to a new program, the Champions Club, offering added benefits including Paddock Passes, access to the Verizon IndyCar Series pre-race grid walk and an opportunity to sign the start/finish line for the 2016 Honda Indy Toronto.
Ticket sales for the general public will begin April 12.