Saturday’s standing start debut was shelved. (Marshall Pruett photo)
IndyCar officials announced that a standing start will be used in Sunday’s Honda Indy Toronto Race 2 on Sunday.
“The fans deserve to see a standing start, so after consultation with the promoter, we have made the decision to implement standing start for Sunday’s race,” said IndyCar’s Brian Barnhart.
The series’ first attempt at a standing start was aborted during Race #1 Saturday when Josef Newgarden’s car stalled on the grid. The rule to switch to a conventional rolling start in the event of an aborted start was made because of uncertainty whether IndyCar clutches would stand the strain of two standing starts.