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08 Nov 2013

GRC: Block bags first win

Posted Friday, November 8th, 2013 by

“I am absolutely stoked,” was the initial reaction of ‘Hoonigan in Chief’ Ken Block after winning his first ever Global RallyCross Championship overall victory in the SEMA Show final round at Las Vegas in Nevada.

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08 Nov 2013

‘Hoonigan in Chief’ Ken Block claimed overall victory in the final round of the Global RallyCross Championship series in Las Vegas last night. Tanner Foust made it to runner-up, while Travis Pastrana took third place. 2013 GRC title winner Toomas Heikkinen reached the chequered flag in fourth place, threefold European champion Sverre Isachsen finished in fifth position. (EL)

Posted Friday, November 8th, 2013 by
06 Nov 2013

The original plan was that Sverre Isachsen would be driving his brand-new Subaru Imprezza GR SuperCar in the final GRC round in Las Vegas, but the team has chosen to use the old car instead. “We want to test the new car sufficently before we start competing with it, so it will not happen before next year. We’ve already had some good test days, but we will develop the car even more over the winter. Therefore, we race the older car here in Las Vegas, but I think it should be possible to win with it too,” said the hattrick European Rallycross Champion prior to the event. (EL)

Posted Wednesday, November 6th, 2013 by
05 Nov 2013

Global RallyCross has announced a multi-year agreement with Red Bull as the series’ title sponsor and official energy drink. The partnership will mark the first primary sponsorship for the Global RallyCross Championship (GRC) series since its inception in 2011. (Source: PR Newswire)

Posted Tuesday, November 5th, 2013 by
05 Nov 2013

After having participated in just three of the eight 2013 Global RallyCross Championship rounds so far Brazilian ex-F1 and current NASCAR driver Nelson Piquet Jr. will be back in action at Las Vegas this Wednesday and Thursday. Therefore his Mitsubishi Lancer E10 has been heavily revised and will be at least 80bhp stronger than before. “The engine was completely dismantled and has been equipped with a new bigger turbocharger. With the other transformations of the car this should be sufficient to achieve better results now,” said a spokesman of the team to the Brazilian press. (EL)

Posted Tuesday, November 5th, 2013 by
04 Nov 2013

Dave Mirra will be driving the MINI RX in Thursday’s final round of the Global RallyCross Championship in Las Vegas. Mirra drove the MINI for the first time at Charlotte in the previous GRC round and was very fast, but ultimately very unlucky not to reach the final. Hopefully he can go all the way this time. (Source: Prodrive)

Posted Monday, November 4th, 2013 by
04 Nov 2013

During the penultimate round of the World Touring Car Championship series in China last weekend Münnich Motorsport has announced that it will take a sabbatical year from the WTCC to concentrate on the 2014 World Rallycross Championship instead. The all-new almost 600bhp strong Audi S3 SuperCar of the German team from Friedersdorf in Saxony is ready for action, after it was legalized for Rallycross use by the FIA in October 2010, and shall be seen in WRXC events next year. (EL)

Posted Monday, November 4th, 2013 by
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