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October 23, 2009

Indy Car: Let’s Go To Rio…Uh…Maybe

Filed under: The Disciple Blogs — Disciple of INDYCAR @ 1:56 am

A Street Race in RioThere are some ‘leaks’ of information regarding a potential season opening race in Brazil. Nothing is official, but according to the ‘leaks’ the newly crowned Brazilian BrewskisOlympic city of Rio de Janeiro has been selected to host the Indy Car event. The venue? Not a proper track of course. It is yet another godforsaken temporary street circuit. I hate such abominations. Is Brazil not an important enough country given their support of Indy Car to either build or use a real racing track? It is not that Brazil does not have any.

It is easy to understand the necessity of having an event there given the number of great drivers and the amount of sponsorship dollars. The other night at the Indy Downforce banquet they handed out free Brazilian beer (kind of citrusy with a full body) and Ana Beatriz Bia was there too. Tht would be a great vacation locale as well. But another street circuit?

The one redeeming quality is the amazing scenery. It will look good in pictures and on television provided they can get some folks to watch. Street racing may not help. Rio also has a growing crime problem so hopefully that gets sorted out.

Let’s keep our eye on the schedule for what shapes up.



  1. Well, mabye Rio will break the mold of street courses? Otherwise, as you said, a good view. Still, they’ve got Curtiba, Interlagos, and lot’s of other tracks.

    Comment by dylanpt24 — October 23, 2009 @ 3:14 am | Reply

  2. From looking at the photos, it seems there’s a very long stretch that looks like it could be 1/2 an oval. Look at the section that’s next to the bay, the speeds will fast. It should provide great action.

    Comment by Mike Miller — October 23, 2009 @ 11:54 am | Reply

  3. Racing by the sea in the land of the world’s biggest butts and teeniest bikinis…who could possibly complain about that?

    Comment by olvidado — October 23, 2009 @ 2:07 pm | Reply

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