Global Rallycross Championship Might Add ‘Lite’ Class

Global Rallycross Championship Might Add ‘Lite’ Class

Global Rallycross Championship (GRC) might become more accessible to young racing teams thanks to a possible new class.

“This concept is exactly what is needed to continue to propel the growth of GRC,” said Colin Dyne, GRC CEO. “It will give new drivers a chance to make a name for themselves in cars that are serious race cars in their own right before they step into the Supercar class.”

GRC plans to run an open test on January 11 and 12 at Elsinore Speedway in Lake Elsinore, Calif. All the cars will be built by OMSE with an emphasis on driver skill and reducing owner cost. Should the class come to fruition, it will feature naturally aspirated cars with adjustable suspensions, all-wheel drive and sequential transmissions.

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Aside from building the cars, OMSE will also provide track-side assistance and a spares program to make the new class even more accessible to new owners.

By comparison, the GRC’s Supercar class runs cars with turbocharged, 600-hp cars that run from 0-60 in two seconds.

Currently, GRC counts names like Tanner Foust, Ken Block and Rhys Millen among its racers.