Red Bull GRC returns to NBC, NBCSN in 2016

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The TV times for the 2016 Red Bull Global Rallycross championship, both the Supercars and GRC Lites divisions, have been revealed.

The full press release is below:

Red Bull Global Rallycross and NBC Sports Group are pleased to announce that Red Bull GRC coverage will once again return to NBC and NBCSN in 2016. For the second consecutive season, NBC will broadcast live coverage of all 2016 GRC Supercar races. In addition, NBCSN will telecast encore presentations of Supercar races and live coverage of all GRC Lites races.

“NBC Sports Group has been one of our most valued partners for the past few years as we have continued to expand and grow the Red Bull GRC brand,” said Red Bull GRC CEO Colin Dyne. “With competitive broadcast windows, unmatched production values, and a keen eye for storytelling, they truly are the best in the business. We’re greatly looking forward to expanding our presence on the NBC Sports Group family platforms this year.”

“NBC Sports is very pleased with the success of Red Bull Global Rallycross,” said Gary Quinn, Vice President, Programming, NBC Sports Group. “We are excited to expand our coverage, and look forward to serving as the television partner of Global Rallycross for the 2016 season.”

More information on the 2016 Red Bull GRC season, including venue details and where to buy tickets, will be available in the coming weeks at www.redbullglobalrallycross.com.

2016 Red Bull Global Rallycross Supercar Broadcast Schedule

Broadcast Date Time (ET) Network Event
1 May 22 2:00 PM NBCSN Phoenix, AZ
2 June 4 2:30 PM NBC Dallas, TX
3 June 19 3:00 PM NBC Daytona Beach, FL
4 July 2 5:00 PM NBC The Base
5 July 3 5:00 PM NBC The Base
6 July 30 2:00 PM NBC Washington, DC
7 August 28 3:00 PM NBC TBA
8 September 18 1:30 PM NBC Seattle, WA
9 October 9 3:00 PM NBC Los Angeles, CA

2016 GRC Lites Broadcast Schedule

Broadcast Date Time (ET) Network Event
1 May 25 4:30 PM NBCSN Phoenix, AZ
2 June 8 4:30 PM NBCSN Dallas, TX
3 June 22 4:30 PM NBCSN Daytona Beach, FL
4 July 6 4:30 PM NBCSN The Base
5 August 24 4:30 PM NBCSN Washington, DC
6 September 1 4:30 PM NBCSN TBA
7 September 21 4:30 PM NBCSN Seattle, WA
8 October 12 4:00 PM NBCSN Los Angeles, CA

Ken Roczen signs with HEP Progressive Ecstar Suzuki for 2023

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ANAHEIM, California – Ken Roczen will make the move from HRC Honda to H.E.P. Motorsports with the Progressive Ecstar Suzuki team, ending a long and eventful offseason that saw his split from his longstanding team after he committed to running World Supercross (WSX).

“H.E.P. Motorsports is thrilled to announce that the team has signed Ken Roczen as its premier rider for the 2023 season,” the team announced on Instagram. “Former AMA Motocross champion Roczen will be aboard a Suzuki RM-Z450. Roczen, who won his most recent championship on a Suzuki, will be reunited with the brand and bring his exciting style, determination, and grit back to the RM Army.

“Ken Roczen will compete in the upcoming 2023 Supercross and Motocross Championship series which is set to start on January 7 at Anaheim Stadium in Southern California.”

For Roczen, it is a return to the bike of his youth and on which he had some of his greatest professional success.

“This thing has been going on for weeks and weeks and weeks in the making, but there was so much uncertainty,” Roczen told NBC Sports during Monster Energy Supercross Media Sessions. “It was a very unique situation. I just finally signed two nights ago, so it’s really only legit once the ink hits the paper. It’s been in the works for a long time, but there were just a lot of questions and a lot of input from a lot of other teams too.

“Good things take time, and I’m okay with that. I grew up riding Suzuki. Ot’s like a homecoming. It’s a special feeling”

Roczen won the 2016 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship on a Suzuki before making the move to Honda. That year he won nine of 12 Nationals and finished no worse than second as he easily outpaced Eli Tomac by 86 points. He finished third in his next Pro Motocross outing in 2018 after sitting out the outdoor season in 2017.

“I am beyond excited to reconnect with Suzuki for the 3rd time in my career. We’ve had a lot of success in the past and I’m looking forward to seeing what we can accomplish together in our future.” Roczen said in the Instagram post.