Belle Isle to Again Host IndyCar Series Doubleheader Race Weekend


The raceway at Belle Isle, for the second consecutive year, will host the only IndyCar Series doubleheader race weekend on the circuit schedule for 2016.

“With great racing and so much at stake during one weekend, the Dual in Detroit really adds a lot of excitement and value to our fans, our partners, and the competitors,” says Bud Denker, chairman of the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix. “With over five hours of national television coverage, it’s great exposure and a tremendous opportunity for our entire region.”

Denker says the Dual in Detroit, to be held June 3-5, will be broadcast nationally on ABC-TV (Channel 7 in Detroit). The Dual in Detroit will feature two full-points races on the nearly 2.4-mile Belle Isle street circuit. With the races held one week after the Indianapolis 500 on Memorial Day weekend, Denker says it’s one of the most important stretches of the 2016 IndyCar Series season.

He says the doubleheader race weekend represents the fourth consecutive year that Belle Isle has two IndyCar races in one weekend. It’s also the 27th Grand Prix hosted in the city of Detroit with the first race on the downtown streets in 1982. The event moved to Belle Isle Park in 1992.

A pre-sale opportunity for 2016 Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix tickets is underway this week for people who purchased tickets to previous Grand Prix events. Tickets for the 2016 Grand Prix will go on sale to the public on Nov. 9.