Welcome back, Champ Car. It'll be good to see you in Europe again. But Zolder and Assen? What are you thinking? Of all the circuits to choose from on this side of the pond, you go for these two.
OK, I admit there is some market forces logic at work here. Both the Belgian and Dutch tracks should draw big crowds. Robert Doornbos and Jan Heylen will boost local interest, while Frenchman Sebastien Bourdais, Simon Pagenaud and Tristan Gommendy, Swiss Neel Jani and Brits Justin Wilson, Ryan Dalziel, Dan Clarke and Katherine Legge make this the most Euro-centric Champ Car field ever.
But still, Zolder and Assen? The Belgian track, which hosts the Champ Car World Series on August 26, has some limited charm if you look beyond the concrete, but it's hardly conducive to classic racing.
As for Assen, it's a bike circuit, isn't it?