IndyCar – 2016 calendar revealed

The 2016 version of the IndyCar Series calendar was revealed on Tuesday. The Boston and Road America races, already announced, and Phoenix are the big news.

Published on 27/10/2015 à 11:10

Pierre Tassel

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IndyCar – 2016 calendar revealed

The IndyCar TV Shows 2016 now know their calendar, for a season which will be more spread out in time than the 2015 version, which began on March 29 in St Petersburg (following the withdrawal of Brasilia in Brazil) and concluded at the end of August in Sonoma. These two routes will once again serve as the start and conclusion of the championship next year. The calendar will feature 15 events, divided equally between five events on ovals, five on urban tracks and five on road tracks.

Florida will host the first round of the year on March 13 for an urban opening which will precede the first race on an oval, contested at Phoenix, Arizona, new for 2016, which returns after ten years of absence. Last year, the Indianapolis 500 was the first meeting on this type of route.

The Indiana complex will offer two events once again in 2016, with the Grand Prix on May 14 before the big 500 mile meeting scheduled for May 29, i.e. the same day as the Grand Prix F1 of Monaco. On the other hand, no date conflict is to be expected between IndyCar and Le Mans, unlike F1.

The only double-header will be held in Detroit, Michigan on June 4 and 5. The return to Road America will take place on June 26, while the race on the streets of Boston (Massachusetts) is confirmed for the weekend before Labor Day in September, before the road finale in Sonoma on September 18.

2016 IndyCar Series Schedule:

March 13: St. Petersburg, Florida
April 2: Phoenix, Arizona
April 17: Long Beach, California
April 24: Barber Motorsports Park, Alabama
May 14: Grand Prix of Indianapolis
May 29: Indy 500, Indianapolis Motor Speedway
June 4: Detroit 1, Michigan
June 5: Detroit 2, Michigan

June 11: Texas
June 26: Road America, Wisconsin
July 9: Iowa
July 17: Toronto, Canada
July 31: Mid-Ohio, Ohio
August 21: Pocono, Pennsylvania
September 4: Boston, Massachusetts
September 18: Sonoma Raceway, California

In bold, races on ovals, in italics, urban races.

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