IndyCar’s Detroit GP to return to downtown streets

US domestic series has raced at Belle Isle Park since 1992.

IndyCar’s Detroit GP to return to downtown streets

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  • Move to happen in 2023
  • IndyCar last raced on the streets of Detroit in 1991

American open wheel racing series IndyCar has revealed that its Detroit Grand Prix will relocate to the city's downtown streets from 2023.

The decision was finalised earlier this week following approval from the Detroit City Council.

IndyCar last raced on Detroit's streets in 1991, before moving to Belle Isle Park, a temporary circuit located on Belle Island.

The series will return to Belle Isle Park for a final time in June 2022.

'Today, the Detroit City Council granted its approval for the relocation of the Detroit Grand Prix from Belle Isle back to the streets of Downtown Detroit, beginning in 2023,' read a statement issued by the Detroit Grand Prix.

'Over the last five weeks, Grand Prix representatives have participated in numerous listening sessions and information sharing meetings with Detroit residents, business leaders, community groups and individual district representatives on the idea of returning the race to its roots on the streets of Detroit.

'The positive reaction and the excitement that we have seen from the community about the Grand Prix coming back Downtown reinforces our belief that this relocation will provide a significant benefit to the City, its residents and our local businesses for the future.

'We will celebrate the 2022 Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear on Belle Isle, June 3rd to 5th, and we are so excited to begin a new era of the Grand Prix beginning in 2023, ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to experience the energy of our street festival in Downtown Detroit.

'In the coming weeks, we look forward to sharing our vision for the future of the Grand Prix in the Motor City.'