The final round of the 2013 Global Rallycross season took place against the stunning backdrop of the Las Vegas Strip, with the Mandalay Bay, Luxor, and Excalibur hotels overlooking a dynamic course. After months of quick lap times but frustrating results in 2013, Ken Block finally broke through to score his first GRC victory over Tanner Foust and Travis Pastrana. GRC TV’s Kate Osborne was on site with all of the major players in the end-of-season extravaganza.
Global Rallycross drivers Tanner Foust and Ken Block talk about finding the perfect racing line. Where does a driver sacrifice time to make up time elsewhere? How does the car feel when they’ve hit the right angle and car setup? Hear firsthand from the stars what it takes to hit the sweet spot on track.
Global Rallycross drivers Tanner Foust and Steve Arpin visited Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta to hang out with some deserving children on the day before their race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. From doing a radio appearance to playing with the kids, Foust and Arpin brought happiness to all before strapping back into their 600 horsepower machines.
Global Rallycross visits Bristol Motor Speedway for the first time on July 20, staging races in both the Supercars and GRC Lites classes. Supercar drivers Bucky Lasek, Timur Timerzyanov, and Toomas Heikkinen look forward to the fifth round of their season, while Austin Dyne anticipates the second-ever GRC Lites race.
Bristol Motor Speedway features one of the most unique layouts on the Global Rallycross schedule this year, a wide and fast layout that utilizes both the oval’s infield and its sweeping, banked turns. Two-time defending Supercars champion Tanner Foust and GRC Lites driver Geoff Sykes took GRC TV around the track in anticipation of Saturday’s race.
GRC TV’s Kate Osborne recaps the first-ever GRC Lites race, held at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 11. Joni Wiman, protege of Global Rallycross veteran Marcus Gronholm, won the event over Sebastian Eriksson and Kevin Eriksson.
The first American round of the nine-race Global Rallycross season took place at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 11. The thrilling event wasn’t settled until the final corner, when Toomas Heikkinen made the pass on Tanner Foust as he spun into the elevated hairpin. GRC TV’s Kate Osborne was there with a recap of all the action, including interviews with podium finishers Heikkinen, Patrik Sandell, and Brian Deegan.
CULVER CITY, Calif. (July 11, 2013) – GTChannel and Global Rallycross today announced a partnership to help develop, advise and distribute Global Rallycross content on YouTube. Under the new partnership, GTChannel will feature and promote Global Rallycross content throughout their automotive multi-channel network and will provide expertise around audience participation and growth on YouTube.
With YouTube now reaching more 18-35 year-olds than any other cable network, Global Rallycross seeks to gain a higher social media presence and engagement from their audience through GTChannel’s partnership.
“This partnership strengthens the Series’ ability to engage and interact with our growing fan base,” said Chip Pankow, COO, Global Rallycross. “Global Rallycross didn’t have a system in place to develop original programming for YouTube and fans were demanding additional supplementary content outside of our existing broadcast TV shows, making the partnership with GTChannel a no-brainer.”
Event and Day Recaps will be made available on the Global Rallycross channel and will be promoted through GTChannel. Events feature intense racing, high-flying action and top-name drivers including X-games gold medalist, Global Rallycross 2011, 2012 champion and Top Gear USA host Tanner Foust, action sport icons Ken Block, Travis Pastrana and Brian Deegan and appearances from World Rally Champions Marcus Gronholm and Sebastien Loeb.
In addition to event and day recaps, Global Rallycross and GTChannel will develop and feature stories such as track walk / behind the scenes footage and driver profiles.
“This partnership is really a win, win for both parties. We have been huge fans of Global Rallycross and its drivers,” said Taro Koki, Founder and Co-CEO, GTChannel. “Global Rallycross Champion Tanner Foust has been a part of our network for sometime now and being able to exclusively feature behind the scene content that we know our audience is craving is exciting.”
GRC Lites will make their long-awaited debut at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Thursday, July 11. The car, the brainchild of OlsbergsMSE team principal Andreas Eriksson, is designed to help young drivers showcase their talent. Eriksson, as well as drivers Geoffrey Sykes and Mitchell deJong, talk about what to expect from the new vehicle this season.
Global Rallycross returns to American soil for the first time in 2013, competing at New Hampshire Motor Speedway for the second year in a row. GRC TV recaps a busy Wednesday in the paddock, as teams prepare for a full day of practice, seeding, and racing on Thursday.