Electric rallycross series announced

28 October 2016

Red Bull Global Rallycross (GRC) has revealed it is creating an all-electric series to run in the 2018 season alongside Red Bull GRC races.

With Volkswagen, Peugeot and Audi recently calling upon the FIA to incorporate electric vehicles into its World Rallycross Championship, the Red Bull GRC announcement could signify the start of a new chapter in rallycross racing.

The USAC (United States Auto Club), will serve as the governing body in partnership with Red Bull GRC.

Red Bull GRC CEO, Colin Dyne, said: “The electric car is one of the hottest topics in the automotive industry, and manufacturers across the globe have recognized its immense potential. We want to embrace this technology by welcoming it into our series as we continue to grow and expand.”

In a week which has seen the sportscar world turned on its head thanks to Audi Sport valuing electric racing over endurance racing, the Red Bull GRC plans mean that electric racing is gaining incredible momentum.

When announcing its intention to leave the FIA World Endurance Championship for Formula E, an Audi Sport spokesperson revealed that the German marque is interested in the electrification of rallycross racing. “The brand is currently evaluating a possible extension of the commitment [to rallycross], with the exciting topic of electrification being on the agenda in rallycross racing as well.”



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