According to the Australian outlet Gold Coast Bulletin, Indycar could return to Australia for the first time since 2008.
The Surfers Paradise Street Circuit in Queensland, Australia was originally a part of the calendar for CART, and subsequently Champ Car. It was last visited in 2008 as an unofficial race at the end of the season, which was won by Ryan Briscoe.
The report states that a consortium are wanting to help bring Indycar back down under, and with the Australian Supercars Championship announcing a deal to keep racing at Surfers Paradise until 2019, this would be more good news for the tourism in the area.
The consortium has said that it may take awhile to get everything prepared. A spokesman said, “All our concern at the moment is on securing the approval through government to hold the event with IndyCars as the major attraction — 2017 is a possibility, 2018 is more than possible”
2013 was the last time Indycar has raced outside of North America as part of its official calendar, a race that took place in Sao Paulo. James Hinchcliffe narrowly beat Takuma Sato by passing him on the last lap.