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Red Bull 2018 Global Rallycross schedule includes return to Europe

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Red Bull Global Rallycross unveiled its 2018 events schedule this morning.

The GRC series will feature 12 rounds, eight events and a long anticipated return to Europe.

In addition, GRC will expand to three different classes of racing in the coming season, with the introduction of Polaris RZR side-by-side battles, along with the Supercar and GRC Lites championships.

Among drivers expected to battle for the international championship are three-time defending Supercar champion and former Formula 1 star Scott Speed, rallycross and drifting champion Tanner Foust, 2017 Fan Favorite Driver of the Year Steve Arpin, World Rally Championship veteran Chris Atkinson and several others.

“This year’s strong slate of fan-favorite domestic stops, coupled with a return to Europe to wrap up the 2018 championship, guarantee an off-the-charts season,” said Red Bull GRC CEO Colin Dyne. “Add into the mix the launch of our new Polaris RZR side-by-side class, there is no doubt GRC continues to expand the rallycross landscape!”

Here’s the schedule (one location is still to be determined):

Round 1: Louisville, KY (May 19-20)

Rounds 2-3: To be announced (June 9-10)*

Round 4: New Orleans, LA (June 23-24)

Round 5: Los Angeles, CA (July 7-8)

Rounds 6-7: Indianapolis, IN (August 11-12)*

Rounds 8-9: Atlantic City, NJ (August 25-26)*

Round 10: Seattle, WA (September 15-16)

Rounds 11-12: Europe (October 27-28)*

* indicates doubleheader

Additional information on race venues, ticket sales information, TV and digital broadcast information and drivers will be revealed in the coming weeks.

For further series information, check out and, as well as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@GRCseries).

Formula E: Vergne outlasts di Grassi for Punta del Este victory

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Saturday’s Punta del Este ePrix did not disappoint, with Techeetah’s Jean-Eric Vergne and Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler’s Lucas di Grassi engaging in a thrilling battle throughout the entire race.

Vergne led the way from the pole, having been promoted up the grid after original pole sitter di Grassi was ruled to have cut a chicane during his pole lap, but di Grassi was right on the back wing of Vergne the entire way and made several attempts to get by.

The intense battle between the two, which saw them nearly lock Vergne’s rear wing with di Grassi’s front nose, stayed remarkably clean for the most part, and Vergne was able to hold off all of di Grassi’s advances, a few of which can be viewed below, to take the win.

DS Virgin Racing’s Sam Bird was also on the charge, the British driver coming from ninth on the grid to take third.

Full race results can be viewed here. The victory sees Vergne extend his points lead over Mahindra Racing’s Felix Rosenqvist, who finished fifth, to 30 points, with Vergne on 109 markers and Rosenqvist on 79.

Bird sits third with 76 points, respectively.