Detroit Grand Prix to race two weekends in June next year

Posted at 11:04 AM, Oct 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-01 11:04:01-04

(WXYZ) — The Detroit Grand Prix announced this week that races will span two weekends in 2021 after being canceled in 2020.

According to race officials, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship will return to Belle Isle on Friday and Saturday, June 4-5.

The weekend after, June 11-13, the NTT IndyCar Series will host a doubleheader race weekend on Belle Isle with races on Saturday and Sunday.

“It was unfortunate that we were not able to host the Detroit Grand Prix in 2020 due to COVID-19, but we are so excited to welcome fans back to Belle Isle in 2021 with not one, but two great weekends of racing and family entertainment,” said Grand Prix Chairman Bud Denker. “The first weekend in June will be a sports car celebration with the exotic cars of IMSA. We will continue the tradition of the Dual in Detroit INDYCAR doubleheader the following weekend as we showcase Belle Isle, along with Detroit and Windsor, to a national audience through back-to-back days of network television coverage. While the schedule will expand for next year’s Grand Prix, it’s important to note that residents who visit Belle Isle Park frequently will have the same access as they have in the past and the event preparation time spent on Belle Isle will remain the same.”

Tickets for the races are expected to go on sale in early 2021.