CHEVROLET DETROIT BELLE ISLE GRAND PRIX FACTS:

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CHEVROLET DETROIT BELLE ISLE GRAND PRIX FACTS:

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The Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix returns to the Motor City for the first time in four years June 1-3, 2012. The event will feature the cars of the IZOD IndyCar Series, the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series, the Firestone Indy Lights Series and the Pirelli World Challenge Championship Series. The weekend collectively is referred to as the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix.

WHEN:
Friday-Sunday – June 1-3, 2012

WHERE:
The Raceway at Belle Isle Park street circuit

TRACK LENGTH/TURNS:
2.1 miles/14 turns

BELLE ISLE IMPROVEMENTS:
Since the Grand Prix returned to Belle Isle in 2007, event organizers have made over $6 million in lasting improvements to Belle Isle:

· Installing over 150,000 square feet of new concrete for road improvements and other modifications for more exciting competition

· Repairing damaged lighting and drainage systems

· Renovation of Scott Fountain and the Belle Isle Casino

· Installing over 460,000 square feet of concrete for paddock area and fan interaction to provide a cleaner and more comfortable race experience

· Installing new pedestrian bridges and playscapes

· Removing old pilings and docks from the Detroit Boat Club

· New concrete areas also used by park visitors for parking and community events and activities year round

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