Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières Update

Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières Update

FR Americas Championship First International Street Race Canceled for 2020


Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CA- (April 16, 2020)- The Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières (GP3R) board of directors announced today to suspend all public activities of the GP3R for 2020 after Québec ministerial gave the directive to postpone all public events to be held from now to August 31, including the Formula Regional Americas Championship Powered by Honda street course doubleheader. The event was originally scheduled for August 7-9.

As a result of the actual state of the public health crisis gripping the province of Québec, Grand Prix officials determined to cancel rather than reschedule the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières in order to help protect the health, safety and well-being of the spectators, partners, volunteers, employees and event participants

The GP3R’s permanent team is already working on the 2021 calendar and activities, which includes an appearance from the FR Americas Championship.  

"We were looking forward to staging FR Americas Championship’s first international street-course race, but understand the challenges involved in trying to reschedule an event of this magnitude," said SCCA Pro Racing General Manager Sydney Davis. " While we are sad to hear the news, we understand and agree with the GP3R board of directors. We appreciate all the effort that organizers put into finding a solution to continue to run the five-decade old Grand Prix, but FR Americas will have to wait to make its Trois-Rivières Debut in 2021.”

The SCCA Pro Racing, the sanctioning body for the FR Americas Championship, is continuing to develop its 2020 schedule with updates to following in the upcoming weeks. 

“We insist on warmly thanking all the racing series, our partners, the race fans, teams and drivers and, especially, our volunteers who have all pledged to work with us next year,” said Dominic Fugère, general manager of GP3R. Until then, our thoughts are with those who are directly afflicted by this global pandemic and those who take care of them. Our drivers are anxious to battle it out in the streets of our city and want us to be as many as we can when they get back. That is why it is important to stay safe and stay healthy by following public health advice and recommendations.”

Fans who have already purchased their tickets will be contacted by the track in the next few weeks to be informed of the refund possibilities.