More unique content will come to Red Bull Global Rallycross in its 2018 season, with a third category added to the headlining Supercars and GRC Lites divisions.
The Polaris RZR side-by-side vehicles will be added as a separate category compared to the more traditional cars of Red Bull GRC. This will give more weekend content on Red Bull GRC weekends.
The series is yet to reveal its full 2018 calendar but traditionally starts anywhere from late April to mid-to-late May. The full release is below.
Red Bull Global Rallycross and Polaris will introduce a new racing series under the Red Bull GRC banner for the 2018 season. The multi-year partnership will bring to the series a brand new racing category with the Polaris RZR® side-by-sides, expanding the existing Red Bull GRC competition landscape that currently includes the Supercar and GRC Lites classes.
“Polaris is the ideal partner for us to work with as we develop this new entry point class for young drivers to enter the sport of rallycross,” said Red Bull GRC CEO Colin Dyne. “They are a high performance, dynamic brand that will bring more racing excitement to our fans, and will further expand our unique presence in the world of racing.”
The side-by-side competition will be the third Red Bull GRC racing category to take to the track in 2018. Joining the flagship Supercar class that launched with the series’ inception in 2011 and the GRC Lites driver development class that debuted in 2013, the side-by-side competition serves as a new and flexible entry point to Red Bull GRC.
“This partnership brings together two thrill-seeking brands synonymous with blazing their own trails,” said Matt Boone, marketing manager for Polaris RZR and GENERAL. “The side-by-side competition is the perfect opportunity to showcase a vehicle that is built for power and precision, and will add a new adrenaline-pumping experience for Red Bull GRC fans.”
More details about the racing vehicles will be made available in January 2018. Prospective race teams and drivers with interest in learning more about the USAC-sanctioned category can contact firstname.lastname@example.org.