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Detroit Grand Prix now set to return to one-weekend format in June

Detroit Grand Prix officials announced the event is now set to return to its traditional one-weekend format in June.

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In October, race officials announced the Detroit Grand Prix, which was cancelled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, would return over two weekends in June.

However, the IMSA SportsCar championship, which was originally scheduled to run on June 4 and 5, has now shifted to join the IndyCar and Indy Lights over three days from June 11-13 instead of the original two days planned.

The IMSA was originally set to go early to provide teams and drivers the opportunity to compete in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France. However, that race has been delayed to August, which allowed the circuit to join the IndyCar and Indy Lights in Detroit for the same weekend.

“We are excited to . . . return to a traditional one-weekend format, June 11 th through the 13 th , featuring five great races with three incredible racing series,” Michael Montri, who is president of the Detroit Grand Prix, said in a release.

The IMSA sports cars and the Indy Light open-wheel cars will practice and qualify on Friday. All three series will be in action on Saturday.

The first Indy Lights race since 2012 will go at 2 p.m. with the IndyCar Dual in Detroit race following. Both will be broadcast live starting at 2 p.m. on NBC. The IMSA race will follow at 5 p.m. on the NBC Sports Network.

On Sunday, the second Indy Lights race will open racing on Sunday with the IndyCar Dual in Detroit II going at 12:30 p.m. and will again be broadcast on NBC.

“With the established stars of IndyCar and the rising stars of Indy Light both racing on Saturday and Sunday and Corvette racing joining the intense IMSA sports car action on both Friday and Saturday, it’s going to be an incredible weekend in the Motor City,” Montri said.

Tickets for the 2021 Detroit Grand Prix are expected to go on sale within the next few weeks with more information at

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