This weekend’s Chevrolet Dual In Detroit on Saturday and Sunday takes place over 70 laps on the 2.35 mile, 14 turn temporary street course.
This weekend in relation to the push to pass each driver has 10 activation’s for 15 seconds each. Firestone have provided each driver with eight sets of the primary tyre and 3 sets of the alternate for the weekend.
As well as the race being broadcast live on ABC fans can also follow the action on social media via Twitter by following @DetroitGP, @IndyCar and using the hashtag #DetroitGP and #IndyCar.
Andretti Autosport’s Carlos Munoz who finished the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil last time out runner up to his team mate Alexander Rossi is one of two defending race winners in Detroit and will be hoping hoping to carry the moment from Indianapolis through to the races this weekend.
KVSH Racing’s Sebastien Bourdais is the other defending winner having taken victory in race 2 here last year and speaking ahead of the action this weekend, the Frenchman commented by saying:
I am looking forward to getting back to street racing after spending the month of May at the (Indianapolis Motor) Speedway. We had a good car in both Detroit races last year and came away with a win in the second race, so we should come off the transporter with a good baseline setup. I also had an opportunity to do some pace car rides on the Belle Isle circuit during a media day a little over a week ago, so it was nice to reacquaint myself with the track. The Chevrolet Dual in Detroit is obviously an important race for us since we are a Chevy team, so the whole Hydroxycut – KVSH Racing team is looking forward to having a good performance in both races.
Team Penske’s Will Power took the P1 Award for race 1 last season while his team mate Juan Pablo Montoya took the P1 Award for race 2 both drivers along with the entire Penske team will be hoping for a better weekend this time out following a tough Indianapolis 500.
First practice for the Chevrolet Dual In Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix takes place on Friday morning at 10.45.