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23 Feb 2015

Foust: 2015 RX schedule

Category: GRC, News, WRX Posted 23.02.15 17:45 by

American Tanner Foust has revealed his 2015 motorsport programme that includes all twelve rounds of the Global RallyCross series, the X Games Austin stand-alone event as well as four WorldRX races.

 

Multi-time Rallycross champion Tanner Foust will make a return to the Global RallyCross Championship while also racing in select stops of the FIA World Rallycross Championship. “My competition focus is on winning the Global RallyCross Championship for Volkswagen and Rockstar Energy Drink in 2015,” announced Foust today. The American driver recently appeared with Volkswagen at the Chicago Auto Show to confirm plans to return to Global RallyCross (GRC) for a second full championship season with the Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross (VARX) team, alongside teammate Scott Speed. The team is also expected to return to X Games in Austin, Texas, this summer when the action sports festival returns to Circuit of the Americas on June 4 to 7.

 

The American all-rounder has set up a very busy 2015 schedule for himself. © JKR/ERC24

The American all-rounder has set up a very busy 2015 schedule for himself. © JKR/ERC24

 

Last year the two-time GRC champion took a race win at the New York round and the mid-season debut of the powerful all-new Volkswagen Beetle. Foust and the new VARX squad are among the favourites for the championship in 2015. “Volkswagen and Andretti are a winning combination and we had a fantastic debut last year,” said Foust. “It’s exciting that in our first season we were able to get so much real-world GRC testing with the Beetle. The Volkswagen Motorsport and Andretti engineers have continued with development this off-season and I can’t wait to show off all the hard work when we get back on track in May.”

 

Foust has set his focus on winning the GRC series with his VW Beetle for Volkswagen. © RBCP/ERC24

Foust has set his focus on winning the GRC series with his VW Beetle for Volkswagen. © RBCP/ERC24

 

Tanner Foust will also make a return to the FIA World Rallycross Championship for four stops [Great Britain, Canada, France and Spain] this season with Sweden’s Marklund Motorsport team: “I’m going back to my roots with drifting, racing in Rallycross, scraping the rust off some road racing skills, and continuing to learn more about off-road racing. For me, it’s important to stay in touch with these different disciplines – especially as I’m working with Volkswagen on developing some exciting new project cars.”

 

Top photo: Tanner Foust will be seen in four WorldRX rounds with Marklund Motorsport again. © JKR/ERC24