IndyCar street race to come to Brazil in 2020

The Observer (Sarnia) - - SPORTS -

RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil will re­turn to the IndyCar se­ries in 2020 with a street race in Rio de Janeiro.

Rio Mayor Marcelo Criv­ella says he has reached an agree­ment with the se­ries or­ga­niz­ers.

IndyCar raced in Brazil for the last time in 2013, in Sao Paulo. The next Brazil­ian race will drive through Rio’s iconic sam­badrome, a venue for more than 120,000 spec­ta­tors where floats and rev­el­ers cel­e­brate dur­ing Car­ni­val.

The first IndyCar race in Brazil was in 1996 at the ex­tinct Jacara­pegua track, where the Rio Olympic Park was built.

Brasilia was sched­uled to host an IndyCar race in 2015 but the event was can­celled.

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