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Global Rallycross Championship Secures Investment Funding
September 12, 2012
Under the new partnership, GRC will make significant investments in the series, with a focus on continued fan enjoyment, competition excellence and operational infrastructure.
Global Rallycross Championship Secures Investment Funding

Global Rallycross Championship (GRC) has secured substantial funding that will ensure the continued growth of the breakout sport of rallycross in the US and around the world.

Under the new partnership, Global Rallycross Championship will make significant investments in the series, with a focus on continued fan enjoyment, competition excellence and operational infrastructure.

Global Rallycross Championship is a sports entertainment property that combines motorsport, action sport and youth culture. It pits production-based, small cars against each other for door-to-door racing featuring dirt, asphalt, and a 70′ gap jump. Drivers progress through a series of heat races to advance into a final race, where winner takes all.

Events feature intense racing, high-flying action and top-name drivers including Tanner Foust, World Rally Champions Marcus Grönholm and Sébastien Loeb and action sport icons Ken Block, Travis Pastrana, and Brian Deegan.

Since its debut in 2011, the Global Rallycross Championship series has experienced dramatic growth. The inaugural season saw a schedule of three stand-alone events. In 2012, under an agreement with Speedway Motorsports, the calendar expanded to include new venues and companion racing series NASCAR and IndyCar, as well as continued inclusion in X Games.

The series is highly competitive, with top-level manufacturer-backed teams from Subaru, Ford, Dodge, Hyundai and Citroën, as well as key privateers from around the world. Series partners include Puma, Discount Tire/America’s Tire, Motegi Racing, DiRT Showdown, Cooper Tire, and Go Pro.

The series is broadcast on the ESPN networks as part of a multi-year deal.

For more information, visit www.global-rallycross.com.