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F3 Americas adds Canada’s Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres for 2020

by Rachel Hillman

Formula 3 Americas will expand into Canada and street circuit racing next year by adding the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres to the calendar.

The championship will head to Quebec for the event on August 7-9, sharing a bill with NASCAR Canada.

Since 1967, the 2.46km circuit has hosted the World Rallycross Championship, IMSA and high-profile single-seaters such as Atlantics, Indy Lights and Indy Pro 2000 – which last visited in 2013.

?I?m so excited for our F3 drivers to race in Canada, my home country,? said F3 Americas and United States Formula 4 race director Sott Goodyear.

?I?ve raced at Trois-Rivieres many times and there is nothing better than standing in victory circle in front of the Canadian fans who love racing. The excitement of this event rivals that of the Canadian Grand Prix.

?It?s also a perfect event to showcase our field of talented drivers on the championship?s first temporary street circuit.?

Both F3 Americas and US F4 will hold a pre-season test at Palm Beach, with the first races taking place at Road Atlanta on April 9-11.

Formula 1 venue Circuit of the Americas hosts round two on June 5-7, followed by Virginia International Raceway (July 17-19) and Barber Motorsports Park (July 31 – August 2).

Unlike the other rounds, the August visit to Trois-Rivieres will only be for two races rather than three and will be without US F4 as a support series.

On September 25-27 the championship heads to Sebring, with a circuit and date yet to be announced for the October season finale. US F4 will return to COTA on October 23-25 for its season finale as a support for F1’s United States GP.

The SCCA-run F3 Western and F4 Western championships have also announced a two-round winter series at Auto Club Speedway and Sonoma during January 2020.