IndyCar Public Group active 2 months, 1 week ago The group for IndyCar fans. Group Admins HomeForumMembers 347 Changes to Detroit for 2013 Tagged: belle isle, detroit, IndyCar This topic contains 1 reply, has 2 voices, and was last updated by the_sigman 4 years, 3 months ago. Viewing 2 posts - 1 through 2 (of 2 total) Author Posts 10th October 2012, 16:10 at 4:10 pm #132203 Keith CollantineKeymaster The configuration of the Detroit Belle Isle circuit will be changed for next year’s race: The track is going to return to a configuration used in 2000-01, adding a half-mile straightaway through the tree-lined center of the island. http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/motor/indycar/2012/10/09/indycar-belle-isle-track-facelift/1623165/ It looks like they’re going to use this configuration: http://www.etracksonline.co.uk/NAmerica/USA/MI/detroit-belle_map.gif Instead of this: http://mappery.com/maps/Detroit-Belle-Isle-Grand-Prix-Map.mediumthumb.jpg That looks like a step in the right direction to me which should hopefully make for better racing and more passing opportunities. They’re also resurfacing the track which is definitely necessary – last year it began to fall apart at half distance, and next it’s supposed to hold a pair of full-length races on consecutive days… 10th October 2012, 18:13 at 6:13 pm #211909 the_sigmanParticipant http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Detroit_Grand_Prix_on_Belle_Isle_1998-2001.svg http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:Detroit_Grand_Prix_on_Belle_Isle_route.svg&page=1 The changes from the same point of view Author Posts Viewing 2 posts - 1 through 2 (of 2 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.