The Detroit Grand Prix, which hosts both IndyCar and IMSA during the second weekend in June, will allow fans to peruse the paddock during the three-day event.
Michigan state outdoor event restrictions will be lifted on June 1, paving the way for the event to go ahead in a manner closely resembling a pre-pandemic race.
Several thousand additional reserved grandstand tickets were made available last week and are still available for purchase.
All ticket holders will have access to the paddock that has been referred to as the ‘locker room of motorsports’ on account of how close to the action attendees can get.
This week the United States marks a vaccination milestone of having 50% of its adult population fully vaccinated, paving the way to not only hold the race but allow greater access.
“At the 2019 Detroit Grand Prix we opened up the Fifth Third Bank Paddock so all fans had the opportunity to get behind the scenes and closer to the action on Belle Isle,” said Michael Montri, President of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix.
“We weren’t sure if we would have opportunity to provide that experience again this year, but with the new protocols announced last week, we are excited to safely welcome our fans back inside the paddock and give them the chance to feel the excitement of world-class racing here in the Motor City.”
The 2020 event was cancelled due to ongoing COVID restrictions that made it impossible to host an event at the street circuit.
This year’s IndyCar double-header marks the 28th and 29th CART or IndyCar race around the streets of Belle Isle and also marks the return of IMSA, which has raced on the 2.35-mile circuit every year since 2014 bar last year.
The races take place two weeks after this week’s upcoming Indianapolis 500.