The legendary Road America will see the top level of American motorsport return to the track next year after Verizon IndyCar Series officials confirmed the circuit will be on the 2016 schedule.
The Wisconsin track last held a race when Champ Car visited the circuit back in 2007, but the Elkhart Lake track was one of the high-profile casualties from the merger between Champ Car and IndyCar in 2008.
Sebastien Bourdais, who won the last Champ Car race at the track, has welcomed the return to the track in 2016, with the race scheduled for the weekend of 24th-26th June, with all three of the Mazda Road to Indy support series – Indy Lights, Pro Mazda and USF2000 – all supporting the event as well as the Pirelli World Challenge.
“I am really excited to see Road America back on the 2016 IndyCar schedule,” said Bourdais. “This place allows our cars to stretch their legs fully and show what the Verizon IndyCar Series is all about. It is our duty toward road racing to continue this tradition and I could not be happier that a new deal got penciled.
“For me, it is the best racetrack in North America and I have some great memories there, including the win in 2007, and I am looking forward to coming back.”