Red Bull GRC to add standalone EV category for 2018 season

Red Bull GRC to add standalone EV category for 2018 season

In a Friday announcement, the Red Bull Global Rallycross Global Rallycross (GRC) series revealed that it is adding a new, standalone EV (electric vehicle) category for the 2018 season.

According to the announcement made by Red Bull GRC, the new EV class which is being added to the series’ race weekends will be a distinct, standalone series that will join the Supercar and GRC Lites classes in the series’ race program.

The addition of the new EV category will bring a new thrill to the Global Rallycross – a racing competition which typically runs from May to November – which is largely known for close-contact and high-altitude racing over diverse terrains.

In announcing that a new EV class is being added to Red Bull GRC, Colin Dyne – the CEO of Red Bull GRC – said that the series is “pleased to add to our rallycross platform an electric series” for the 2018 season.

Though Red Bull GRC has not yet officially confirmed the drivers and manufacturers for the newly-added EV category, Dyne highlighted the fact that EVs are one of the hottest topics in the auto industry, and their immense potential has been recognized by automakers worldwide. Dyne said: “We want to embrace this technology by welcoming it into our series as we continue to grow and expand.”

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