Global RallyCross might be dead

Discussion in 'Sports Car Racing' started by Kiante, Apr 17, 2018.

  1. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner



    After the new rules announced, I guess manfacterers pulled out... Not good considering how awesome the series was/is...
     
  2. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    I thought something was strange, I couldn't find the TV coverage a week or so ago when I was looking for it
     
  3. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    GRC had big plans, said they were going to race the final in England and that they were going to race electric cars along side the other cars this year. I wondered how they were going to do that, looks like the manufacturers thought so also.

    This series here is what is left or what is now? Over four rounds?
    https://www.motorsport.com/world-rx...p-for-new-american-rallycross-series-1014517/

    Volkswagen, Subaru sign up for new American rallycross series
    he promoter of the World Rallycross Championship, IMG, has launched a new American rallycross series, the Americas Rallycross Championship (ARX), that will run over four rounds in 2018.


     
  4. Hotrod

    Hotrod Team Owner

    Oh no ! Problems in GRC land ? That was one of the most
    entertaining nites of motorsports when we went to see a live
    event a few years ago. Hope they can keep some form
    of that sport going in the US.
     
  5. SpeedPagan

    SpeedPagan The iRacing Guru

    Yep, GRC is dead.
     
  6. DUN24

    DUN24 Skeptical of the Spectacle

    I’m super interested in the new series. I wonder what’s going to happen to Austin Dyne... he’s the son of one of the big players at GRC.. drove a lot like Austin Cindric.
     
  7. AuzGrams

    AuzGrams Team Owner

    Never been a fan of how GRC has done things. Just something "off" compared to other racing series.
     
  8. DUN24

    DUN24 Skeptical of the Spectacle

    I think it’s because they were completely alone. They never ran in support of other series and been at some pretty unique venues.


    The shittiest part about this is that they were going to finish the year at Lydden Hill in England.. A gorgeous, real, rallycross track. Oh well.
     
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  9. SpeedPagan

    SpeedPagan The iRacing Guru

    I loved GRC, I loved the cars, the tracks, the race format, the fact that they built a track anywhere in the USA.
     
  10. Doc Austin

    Doc Austin Team Extreme Flight

    That's the danger of relying on manufacturers or a huge series sponsor. If they pull out, you're toast.

    What I don't get is why Red Bull would bail over 76K. Red Bull spends so much money on promotion that this is pennies. Maybe it's just the principle of the matter. Let them sue you, spend millions on defense, and run them in little circles, just for sport..
     

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