US GP Confirmed for 2006

The 2006 United States Grand Prix will go ahead as planned and will take place on July 2, organisers said on Wednesday

US GP Confirmed for 2006

This year's race turned out to be a fiasco after only six cars took part in the event following the withdrawal of all the Michelin teams due to safety concerns.

Question marks raised following this year's events, despite the Indianapolis Motor Speedway having a year of their current contract to run.

The organisers, however, said the race will go ahead as planned.

"We're proud to announce that the United States Grand Prix will help create a great weekend of motorsports on American soil," said Joie Chitwood, president and chief operating officer of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

"Despite the events that took place during this year's US GP and the cloud that lingered over the race, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway staff never stopped working on 2006 and promoting Formula One racing in the U.S.
 
"The Indianapolis Motor Speedway will be prepared and is looking forward to the 2006 United States Grand Prix."

The 2006 race date is subject to final approval by the FIA.

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