Red Bull GRC 12-round series to feature mix of new markets and fan favorites like The Base, but Detroit Belle Isle not on the schedule!
Red Bull Global Rallycross will take their revolutionary action motorsport to multiple new markets this year, while also returning to fan favorite locations as part of the 2016 championship schedule announced today. The 12-race schedule spans from May to October and will once again be broadcast on the NBC family of networks, with a majority of Supercar action broadcast live on NBC.
“Once again, we are proud to unveil a unique new schedule for the latest Red Bull Global Rallycross season,” said Red Bull GRC CEO Colin Dyne. “We’re incredibly excited to bring our high-octane brand of motorsport to multiple new locations, as well as maintaining some of our most popular stops and returning to a fan favorite market in Seattle. We think that this year’s events will once again raise the bar and produce some of our most exciting action yet!”
For its sixth year, Red Bull GRC again takes racing to the fans with purpose-built racetracks in unexpected settings convenient to major markets. The series’ tracks feature a mix of dirt and pavement, as well as a signature 70-foot jump. At each round, star drivers in 600-horsepower Supercars battle through multiple heats, semifinals, and a last chance qualifier for a spot in the winner-take-all main event. Open paddocks at every race allow fans to get up close to the drivers and cars.
This year’s slate builds on the series’ success, with new courses that are longer and faster than ever before. Recent seasons have seen the series hold events in urban locations including Los Angeles and Washington DC, as well as the first championship race ever held at an active military installation. Once again, doubleheaders will prove crucial to the championship, with the season kicking off with a brand new doubleheader event in Phoenix. Three more will follow throughout the season, concluding with the series’ signature doubleheader event in Los Angeles.
After an apparent successful event in 2015, the Red Bull GRC Detroit- Belle Isle race has been nixed from the 2016 schedule.
IPM has reached out to Red Bull to see if the “TBD” event slated for August 28, 2016 will be awarded to Detroit. Last year other races were added after the fact so Windsor-Detroit race fans will just have to keep their fingers crossed.
2016 Red Bull Global Rallycross Schedule
|1||May 21||Phoenix, AZ (I)|
|2||May 22||Phoenix, AZ (II)|
|3||June 4||Dallas, TX|
|4||June 18||Daytona Beach, FL (I)|
|5||June 19||Daytona Beach, FL (II)|
|6||July 2||The Base (I)|
|7||July 3||The Base (II)|
|8||July 30||Washington, DC|
|10||September 17||Seattle, WA|
|11||October 8||Los Angeles, CA|
|12||October 9||Los Angeles, CA|