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Reports: GRC Ceases Operations Ahead Of 2018 Season
April 23, 2018
Lancaster Speedway, which was set to be the rallycross series’ season opener, confirmed the news via Twitter amid reports that the Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship (GRC) would cancel its 2018 season.
Reports: GRC Ceases Operations Ahead Of 2018 Season

The US-based Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship (GRC) has reportedly ceased operations ahead of the 2018 season.

Lancaster Speedway in New York, which was set to be the rallycross series’ season opener, confirmed the news via Twitter amid reports that the GRC would cancel its 2018 season.

“We received notification from the Red Bull Global Rally Cross it was ceasing operations for the 2018 season effective immediately. Their hope is to reorganize and start back up in 2019,” the post said. “RBGRC is going to be issuing refunds next week to all who had already purchased tickets for events.”

GRC officials have not released a statement.

Several GRC teams running in the Supercars class, including Honda, Volkswagen and Subaru, were said to quit at the end of the 2017 season citing disagreements with GRC management.

The GRC had previously announced plans to replace its headlining Supercar class with a new Gold class utilizing upgraded Lites cars after the manufacturers’ exits.

Also following the manufacturers’ exits, GRC was reported to take legal action against Subaru of America under the name Alpha Group. The suit alleges that Subaru backed out of a commitment to race in the series in 2018 among other claims that include Subaru’s entering of a rival series, according to Motorsport.com.

GRC’s main website went offline over the weekend. This news is not expected to impact the proposed GRC Europe series, which is slated to launch in 2019.