Following the outbreak of the COVID-19, early mid-march has resulted in people worldwide adopting what seems a new norm of living far from what we are used to for ages.
Saddening is the fact that the COVID-19 has claimed to worry a large number of people’s lives in a short period across the globe, and the rate of infected keeps on sky rocking. With trials still going on to find a cure for the deadly virus, which is airborne.
The COVID-19 pandemic did not favor any particular professional sports world, causing them to come up with quick responses to curb the spread of the virus across their fraternity.
Some leagues canceled their entire 2020 season games in response to the COVID-19 mayhem. Others postponed and later on resumed after much considerations setting up contingency plans to safeguard their sportsmen and sportswomen to have their 2020 season on the go.
But not all got a good response following resuming their gameplay and again resulted in the total cancelation of their entire 2020 gameplay. At the same time, others have recorded a successful 2020 season amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
For the IndyCar, they have had their share regarding the coronavirus outbreak, resulting in the cancelation or postponement of several IndyCar rounds due to sky rocking cases of the COVID-19. And they are leading to travel restrictions in response to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
Mark Miles, a senior IndyCar official, is quite sure that the series has learned a valuable lesson from the COVID-19 pandemic in making quick decisions and insisted that they will be required to remain “agile and fragile” in the future.
There has been a hold up for the Indy 500 in its traditional Memorial Day weekend date in May while improvising measures to have the championships pushed at the end of the month with a second visit in October for another double-header at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course.
A street race in St. Petersburg is yet to conclude, usually hosts the season-opener, not forgetting the postponed Mid-Ohio double-header has a revised date in September, which was supposed to happen earlier this month.
Miles also is the CEO of Penske Entertainment Corp, hinted on the willingness to have a quick decision-making mechanism to respond to unprepared threatening situations in a short time for the foreseeable future.
He was quick to speak about the 2021 calendar mentioning that the schedule might look for 2020 initially, and it is high time to stop living life with certainty rather live with a mindset of a world of uncertainty.
Miles was grateful to the series owner Roger Penske and the other team owners and team managers on how they have tremendously helped ensure the process goes smoothly in accordance.The COVID-19 pandemic has turned out to be good reading despite the adverse outcome attributed from it, for the entire fraternity because everyone is working arm in arm to face-off the challenges at hand and in the future.