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GRC Insider: Nine Races In 2013

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According to a source with knowledge of the situation, the 2013 Global Rallycross Championship schedule will consist of nine rounds, rather than the eight previously alluded to in national broadcasts.

Four of the rounds will follow the Global X Games series as previously announced. Those events will take place in Foz de Iguaçu, Brazil on April 18-21; Barcelona, Spain on May 9-12; Munich, Germany on May 27-30; and Los Angeles, California on August 1-4. The Winter X Games rounds in Aspen, Colorado and Tignes, France will not appear on the schedule.

What is currently less certain is where the series will run its five standalone events, all of which will take place in the United States. A return to the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, scheduled for November 5-8, is likely given the success of that event.

Though the official list isn’t finalized, it reportedly features a return to some NASCAR tracks as well as IndyCar tracks, suggesting that there could be more city street races in the GRC’s future. While the source did not name any venues explicitly, some of the more successful events, like Texas and New Hampshire, would fit into current gaps in the schedule. Andretti Sports Marketing, which promoted the SEMA event, also runs IndyCar events at Milwaukee (set for June 15 next year) and Baltimore (September 1), and would like to stage a race in Fort Lauderdale, Florida next season as well.

—Chris Leone

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  1. Thanks a lot for spending some time to write Hunter Douglas Blinds “GRC Insider: Nine
    Races In 2013 – US Race Report”. Thanks again -Rita

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  1. […] aims to clarify the scheduling situation based on information already present. Our insider confirmed yesterday that the 2013 schedule will feature nine dates, and noted that the series was once again talking to […]

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