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Old 3 Mar 2011, 11:58 (Ref:2839587)   #1
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Global Rallycross?

I see there is now a "Global Rallycross" website on the go:

http://www.global-rallycross.com/?page_id=7

I'm a bit confused as I thought the US rallycross championship was running under the Rallycar name for next year? I thought perhaps that this was a new name for the US Championship or something, but then I notice that "Global Rallycross" is only showing 4 rounds, and I thought there were 6 RallyCar events planned for next year?


NB: Apologies if this is old news - I haven't seen the Global Rallycross link posted on here before!
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Old 3 Mar 2011, 13:17 (Ref:2839623)   #2
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Seems strange to call it Global when all the races are in the States! Maybe this refers to the fact Drivers from various countries will be competing. There's something on Rallycross Online about it, seems to be a combination of the X Games format and Rallycross as we know it. Doing one discipline one day and the other the next.
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Old 3 Mar 2011, 13:58 (Ref:2839638)   #3
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Global RallyCross is the brainchild of a yank by the name Brian Gale and Swede Andréas Eriksson. Perhaps you’ve seen the Global RallyCross banners on the windscreens of OMSE cars before? However, to me it seems that Gale has taken over US RX from RallyCar/Rally America now and that his championship will be the only 2011 RX series in America.
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Old 3 Mar 2011, 14:47 (Ref:2839665)   #4
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Global RallyCross is the brainchild of a yank by the name Brian Gale and Swede Andréas Eriksson. Perhaps you’ve seen the Global RallyCross banners on the windscreens of OMSE cars before?
Yes indeed! I'm sure quite a few of the cars were carrying that window sticker at last years X-Games - I didn't realise that was going to be taken as the name of the 2011 US series though.

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However, to me it seems that Gale has taken over US RX from RallyCar/Rally America now and that his championship will be the only 2011 RX series in America.
That makes more sense, it would seem crazy to try and launch two new championships for a "new" race discipline, wouldn't it? It seems odd that the line up for "Global" rallycross doesn't include NJMP though. Given that was the first circuit that rallycross was trialed at in the US, I was expecting it to be used again in 2011.

I think I may have misunderstood the earlier posts with regard to the Hyundai Veloster. When the original Veloster press release mentioned Marcus Dodd I assumed that meant they were going to make a car available to him for use in rally events but, looking at the Global Rallycross site, it looks like Dodd will be driving in the US this year?
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Old 3 Mar 2011, 15:42 (Ref:2839687)   #5
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Sorry for the double post folks but, as AndyS has posted, there is a pretty good breakdown of the GRC on Rallycross.com. Also discovered this lurking on the interweb as well:

http://www.nocoastmotorsports.net/20...RallyCross.pdf

A rather thorough sales pitch?
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Old 3 Mar 2011, 15:55 (Ref:2839693)   #6
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One RX Veloster is for Rhys Millen, the second will be used in some events by Marcus Dodd and in other events by world record freestyle motorbike rider Robbie Maddison. Millen and Maddison will also drive the cars in the X Games 17. An ERC24 subscription can bring one in the kow about what is going on in the World of RX…
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Old 3 Mar 2011, 16:12 (Ref:2839698)   #7
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An ERC24 subscription can bring one in the kow about what is going on in the World of RX…
I'm still feeling bitter as there was no ERC DVD last year!

Haha! I should really, as its one of the few motorsports that I follow these days, I keep meaning to subscribe to Rallycross World as well but, everytime I seem to get a bit of free money it seems to get taken by something else!
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Rallycross World is for free for ERC24 subscribers, comes into the bargain.
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Old 3 Mar 2011, 16:43 (Ref:2839706)   #9
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All is well across the pond.....

Everything is looking good for rallycross in 2011 so sleep snugly in your beds. The advocacy of ESPN is huge and leads the series into X Games. Not everything has been announced yet but if all goes well this will be the biggest thing the sport has seen since a misty day in February 1967......

Just a few weeks until the first race and each event will run two rounds per weekend as well as SuperRally - which is what you usually see at X Games.

You have to remember how fast this is all moving. We only had our first event in August, yet true to American culture, we want to go 'global' within 12 months.

Rally America continue to sanction the Global Rallycross events and are very much involved but GRC will promote the sport which can only help its success.

I am still smiling about rallycross being here! Will see you all at Lydden with the Stars and Stripes for Tanner and my Best Buy shirt for David Binks!


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Mark, that Saturday February 4 1967 was not a misty but sunny day.

See here: http://www.erc24.com/db/news/800_x020220079794.jpg
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Four events in the USA doesn't strike me as being very global, unless I've missed something pretty hefty.
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I love how Codemasters seem to be everywhere in rallycross now. Good for them. I blame Codemasters for getting me interested in Rallycross and warping my view on it.

Now we just need four races in europe, and we can have a US vs Europe championship.
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Old 3 Mar 2011, 22:10 (Ref:2839881)   #13
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Oh come on we are the country with the World Series and the NFL "World Champions" so our definition of Global may be different

The serious answer is there is more to come.

Eddie - I was but a twinkle in my dad's eye who by the way marshalled that day at Lydden. His memory isn't that reliable evidently......

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Thanks for the posts Mark, could you just confirm something for me please? Am I right in saying that all drivers will participate in the "head to head" and rallycross type events, the results of which will both count to their position on a single scoreboard, or are the "head to head" and rallycross two seperate series?

Looking forward to seeing how the first round in Irwindale pans out, fingers crossed the TV coverage won't be too hard to get hold of!
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Old 4 Mar 2011, 12:23 (Ref:2840086)   #15
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I have my briefing call today but will try and answer now from what I know.

Two events will be run each weekend. Rallycross exactly as we know and love and as was run at NJMP last Fall.

The other event will be a version of SuperRally. If you have ever seen an X Games 'rally' event, this is what we call SuperRally. So basically a car going head to head. I am not sure the exact format (is it X Games or ROC?) but will be head to head and run seperately from the Rallycross although probably with the same cars and drivers.

X Games will include both formats. If I learn more during the day I will let you know. I think it is still fantastic that after several false starts we will have rallycross here and bringing in new manufacturer teams.

Does this help?

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