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Weather permitting, IndyCar will run Saturday's cancelled race ahead of Sunday's event
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After officials were forced to cancel saturday's race because of the wet weather, plans were put in place to run both of the weekend's scheduled races on Sunday.

"We will have two complete races on Sunday," IndyCar vice-president of competition Derrick Walker said Saturday. "Racing in the rain is great but we had to think of the safety of our drivers and fans."

Sebastien Bourdais will start on the pole for the first race, while Canada’s James Hinchcliffe will start ninth.

The first running is scheduled to go at 10:30 a.m. with the second race pegged for a 4:15 p.m. start.

Tickets from Saturday will be honoured Sunday.

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Honda Indy Toronto's first race of the weekend has been cancelled due to rain and low visibility

Steady rain fell on the 11-turn, 2.81-kilometre track at Exhibition Place resulting in two red flags that kept the race from running. After a two-hour day, officials called the race off just after 6pm.

Driver visibility and a slick street course led to a pair of accidents during the pace lap.

Ryan Briscoe and Will Power each hit the wall while even the pace car just avoided sliding into a corner.

Sebastien Bourdais was to take the pole while Oakville's James Hinchcliffe was set to start in 9th spot.

It is not clear if the race will be re-scheduled or scrapped all together.  The second race of the "2 in T.O." event is scheduled to go at 3:45 pm Sunday.

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Soggy fans wait for action at Honda Indy Toronto
James Moore/Newstalk 1010

After officials were forced to cancel saturday's race because of the wet weather, plans were put in place to run both of the weekend's scheduled races on Sunday.

"We will have two complete races on Sunday," IndyCar vice-president of competition Derrick Walker said Saturday. "Racing in the rain is great but we had to think of the safety of our drivers and fans."

Sebastien Bourdais will start on the pole for the first race, while Canada’s James Hinchcliffe will start ninth.

The first running is scheduled to go at 10:30 a.m. with the second race pegged for a 4:15 p.m. start.

Tickets from Saturday will be honoured Sunday.

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Honda Indy Toronto's first race of the weekend has been cancelled due to rain and low visibility

Steady rain fell on the 11-turn, 2.81-kilometre track at Exhibition Place resulting in two red flags that kept the race from running. After a two-hour day, officials called the race off just after 6pm.

Driver visibility and a slick street course led to a pair of accidents during the pace lap.

Ryan Briscoe and Will Power each hit the wall while even the pace car just avoided sliding into a corner.

Sebastien Bourdais was to take the pole while Oakville's James Hinchcliffe was set to start in 9th spot.

It is not clear if the race will be re-scheduled or scrapped all together.  The second race of the "2 in T.O." event is scheduled to go at 3:45 pm Sunday.

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