Track officials at the 2015 Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix have decided to cancel this afternoon’s Pirelli World Challenge race “due to safety concern and track visibility both for the drivers and course workers,” The Detroit News reports.
Rain plagued the 2.3-mile circuit at Detroit’s Belle Isle park early Sunday morning and hammered on through to the afternoon. Saturday’s Pirelli World Challenge race was the only race of the day to run its entirety rain-free, with both the TUDOR United Sportscar Challenge race and Verizon IndyCar series races getting hit with the inclement weather.
Unfortunately for Cadillac Racing, the cancellation of the race means they won’t have a chance to redeem themselves following yesterday’s less than desirable race result. Kevin Estre won the race, with Olivier Beretta and Chris Dyson coming in second and third, respectively. Cadillac’s Johnny O’Connell crossed the finish line in fourth, while teammate Andy Pilgrim retired early due to mechanical woes, winding up last.
IndyCar Series officials also cancelled the qualifying session Sunday, instead deciding to organize the starting grid based on drivers’ current points standings. The change puts Juan Pablo Montoya and teammate Will Power on the front row for the race, which is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. ET.