Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières activities suspended for remainder of 2020

TROIS-RIVIÈRES, QUE.—The Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières has suspended all public activities for the remainder of 2020.

The event’s board of directors made the announcement on Wednesday.

The Grand Prix was scheduled to host the NASCAR Pinty’s series — its major event — from Aug. 7 to 9.

The Quebec government, which declared a public-health emergency on March 13 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, asked for all festivals, sporting and cultural events scheduled for this summer to be cancelled or postponed.

That also includes the Rogers Cup women’s tennis tournament scheduled for Aug. 7 to 16 in Montreal.

“After examining all possible outcomes, the actual state of the public-health crisis gripping the province of Quebec and the ministerial directive to postpone all public events to be held from now to Aug. 31 do not allow us to confidently organize a world-class motorsports event like we have been doing for the past half-century,” GP3R general manager Dominic Fugere said in a release.

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