After returning to IndyCar Series competition in 2012, Chevrolet went one step further and helped bring racing back to the Motor City by sponsoring the Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix. The GP has proved to be extremely popular among Michigan race fans since returning to the island and now, the automaker has locked the race in for years to come after announcing an extension as the title sponsor of the event.
“We are very excited to continue our partnership with Chevrolet to build on the momentum we’ve established with this wonderful event,” said Bud Denker, Chairman of the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix. “Without the support of Chevrolet, we would not have been able to bring world-class auto racing back to the Motor City and with an extension of this partnership we know the future certainly looks bright on Belle Isle for the Grand Prix.”
The Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix has experienced capacity crowds in recent years and is set to undergo its most successful weekend yet when it will host seven races over the course of three days from May 30-June 1. The circuit appropriately sits in the shadows of GM’s towering Renaissance Center world headquarters as multiple of the automaker’s products race around the 2.3-mile street course. Chevy competes in the Verizon IndyCar Series as well as the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship and Cadillac Racing, along with multiple Camaros fielded by different teams, compete in the Pirelli World Challenge Series.