Lydden Hill will host the 2018 Red Bull sponsored Global Rallycross Championship season finale on the 27th and 28th October.
This will be the first ever time that the Global Rallycross Championship has come to the UK and also the first time the series has raced on European soil since 2013.
The Red Bull GRC CEO Colin Dyne stated, “Bringing Red Bull Global Rallycross to Lydden Hill’s historic venue makes perfect sense for the series’ long-awaited return to Europe. Our teams and drivers are looking forward to battling it out for the championship on the circuit where the sport first began, so fans will be sure to see some of the most intense racing of the year over this double-header weekend.”
Lydden Hill boss Pat Doran was very pleased to finally announce the news, “I’m delighted to finally confirm Lydden Hill as the venue for the final round of the 2018 Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship. Lydden has been at the forefront of rallycross for more than 50 years and we’ve invested in the sport throughout that time.”
Doran continued, “It’s fitting therefore that the GRC’s return to Europe is here, where rallycross fans will get the opportunity to see the best GRC has to offer, including the series’ signature 70ft table top jump, on our purpose-built rallycross track. We always receive great support from the motorsport fraternity, and I’m sure the fans will be out in force once again as we pull out all the stops to ensure the GRC season-finale is a sell-out success.”
After losing out on the rights to host the British round of the World Rallycross Championship, Lydden will host an International Rallycross event this season. The Global Rallycross series has also hinted at “a number of select ‘wildcard’ entries as the UK takes on the USA for the first time in Red Bull GRC history.”
Tickets for the Global Rallycross season finale of 2018 can already be purchased now from the http://www.redbullglobalrallycross.com website or from www.lyddenhill.co.uk/grc.
Photo courtesy of the Red Bull Global Rallycross