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GT3: A historical site

For the second time, the US round of the Intercontinental GT Challenge takes place in Indianapolis. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway, opened in 1909, was the second circuit designed for car racing in the United States. The Intercontinental GT Challenge will host an eight-hour race for its second round of this season.

Audi e-tron FE05 auf der Rennstrecke

What’s on?

Intercontinental GT Challenge

October 15–17, 2021


Indianapolis Motor Speedway, USA




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Broadcast information
Intercontinental GT Challenge website


Local time, CEST-6
Friday, October 15 Saturday, October 16 Sunday, October 17
11:20 Free Practice 1 08:30 Pre-Qualifying 10:00 Race
17:30 Parade
14:00 Qualifying 1  
  14:22 Qualifying 2  
  14:45 Qualifying 3  
  16:20 Pole Shootout  

Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Race facts

“The name Indianapolis has a long tradition, and when you are there, you understand this myth so much more. A delicate touch is required when driving an aerodynamic racing car on an oval.”

Christopher Haase

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is home to the Indy 500. The race, which has been held since 1911, is considered the oldest and most famous car race in the world. With well over 400,000 spectators on site, it is also the largest annual one-day sports event worldwide.

In 1909, the circuit was covered with three million bricks, which earned it the name: the “Brickyard”. Between 1936 and 1961, the course was gradually paved. Today, the one-yard (almost one metre) wide brick strip along the start-finish line is a testimony to the past.

The Audi R8 LMS in the 8h Indianapolis


Audi e-tron FE05 in the garage
Daniel Abt celebrating with fans
Audi e-tron FE05 on the racetrack


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