(DETROIT, MI) – The Detroit Grand Prix has submitted a formal proposal to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to continue hosting the annual motorsport event at Belle Isle Park. The proposal includes a three-year agreement to continue the Grand Prix on Belle Isle beginning in 2019, with an additional two-year extension option.
Additional key elements of the proposal include a 50% increase in the annual fee to host the race on the island to $300,000 along with yearly contributions of $50,000 to the Michigan DNR for targeted island improvement initiatives and $35,000 for projects and programming in the paddock area on Belle Isle.
The Grand Prix will also continue to minimize its overall time spent on Belle Isle, reducing its total time on the island from 65 days in 2018 to 62 days starting next year. The modified timeline will be 12 days faster than the event’s total time on the island in 2017.
The Grand Prix wants to work with the public, its stakeholders, and the Michigan DNR over the course of the proposal process.