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13 Jan 2015

GRC: Up to a dozen

Category: GRC, News Posted 13.01.15 14:00 by

The Global RallyCross series has announced a 12-race schedule for 2015, the largest in its fifth year. Once again GRC will feature marquee stops in major urban environments, the race calendar kicks off in Florida on May 31 and ends with a return to Las Vegas on November 5.

 

“The 2015 Red Bull Global RallyCross schedule stands to be our best yet,” said Colin Dyne, Red Bull GRC CEO. “The combination of one of the strongest calendars in all of motorsports, as well as one of racing’s best broadcast packages, thanks to our partnership with NBC Sports Group, is one that will take the racing world by storm this year. With more races and points on the line, we expect to see a thrilling chase for the championship. We are grateful to our many partners for their support throughout the 2014 season, as well as NBC for a fantastic job in their event broadcasts, and we look forward to bringing these relationships into 2015.”

 

After 2013 and Toomas Heikkinen in 2014 Joni Wiman was the second Finn and European to claim the GRC title. © QNIGAN/ERC24

After 2013 and Toomas Heikkinen in 2014 Joni Wiman was the second Finn and European to claim the GRC title. © QNIGAN/ERC24

 

  • The 2015 Global RallyCross series schedule:
  • May 31: Tampa/St. Petersburg, FL
  • June 21: Daytona, FL
  • July 5: United States Military Base
  • July 25: Detroit, MI (Round 1 of doubleheader)
  • July 26: Detroit, MI (Round 2 of doubleheader)
  • August 15: Washington, DC
  • August 30: Seattle, WA
  • September 12: Los Angeles, CA (Round 1 of doubleheader)
  • September 13: Los Angeles, CA (Round 2 of doubleheader)
  • October 3: Barbados (Round 1 of doubleheader)
  • October 4: Barbados (Round 2 of doubleheader)
  • November 5: Las Vegas, NV

 

 

The 2015 series will once again feature marquee stops in major urban environments. © QNIGAN/ERC24

The 2015 series will once again feature marquee stops in major urban environments. © QNIGAN/ERC24

 

The 2015 points championship features twelve rounds at nine unique venues, including several of the series’ most familiar stops from seasons past. This year’s calendar is also marked with three doubleheader events, including the second straight doubleheader in the series’ home city of Los Angeles, and the expansion of the series’ popular Isle of Barbados race. Global RallyCross will also return to the NBC family of networks for the 2015 season, with 14.5 hours of original content, an increase of 4.5 hours from the 2014 season. For the first time, GRC Lites will have its own broadcast slate, with 30-minute broadcasts of all events airing on weekdays on NBCSN.

 

Top photo: Global RallyCross has extended its 2015 series to a 12 round championship. © QNIGAN/ERC24