The Detroit Grand Prix is heading to the streets of Detroit, Mich., beginning in 2023. (IndyCar Photo)
The Detroit Grand Prix is heading to the streets of Detroit, Mich., beginning in 2023. (IndyCar Photo)

Detroit Grand Prix Heading To The Streets

MOORESVILLE, N.C. – The Detroit Grand Prix has voted itself off the island and is ready to hit the streets after getting approval from the Detroit City Council on Wednesday.

The event is owned and operated by Penske Corp. and is a key part of the NTT IndyCar Series schedule.

The 2022 race will be the final time the race will be held at Belle Isle. Beginning in 2023, it will move to the streets of downtown Detroit. The race was last held on the streets of Detroit in 1991.

Detroit Grand Prix organizers issued the following statement:

“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 thank Mayor Duggan, the City of Detroit team, Council President Brenda Jones and everyone on the Detroit City Council for their input and their support throughout this process. In addition, we appreciate the support of the business community, including the efforts of Jim Campbell of General Motors, Eric Larson of the Downtown Detroit Partnership, Dan Loepp of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Sandy Pierce of Huntington Bank and Cindy Pasky of Strategic Staffing Solutions, for helping to bring the Grand Prix back Downtown.

“We will celebrate the 2022 Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear on Belle Isle, June 3-5, 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.”

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