The 2015 Red Bull GRC season is going to be more competitive than ever. The new schedule features 12 rounds albeit with a few “double header” events. Some repeat locations from last season (the better venues thankfully) and a few new ones as well. And unlike IndyCar, Red Bull GRC is apparently not afraid to compete with the NFL as there are events in September, October, and the season finishes off once again at SEMA in Las Vegas in November.
The other big news is dedicated GRC Lites coverage on NBCSN! Last season the Live GRC coverage barely had time to show a quick clip of Mitchell DeJong flying through the checkard flag. The racing in GRC Lites is usually very tight and exciting, not to mention this dedicated TV program is necessary for young up-and-comers to get sponsors. This is great news. Without further ado, here is the official press release:
Red Bull Global Rallycross Announces 2015 Schedule
Red Bull Global Rallycross is pleased to announce a 12-race schedule, its largest ever, for the 2015 season. Once again featuring marquee stops in major urban environments, the race calendar kicks off in sunny Florida on May 31 and ends with a return to the bright lights of Las Vegas on November 5.
“The 2015 Red Bull Global Rallycross schedule stands to be our best yet,” said Colin Dyne, Red Bull GRC CEO. “The combination of one of the strongest calendars in all of motorsports, as well as one of racing’s best broadcast packages, thanks to our partnership with NBC Sports Group, is one that will take the racing world by storm this year. With more races and points on the line, we expect to see a thrilling chase for the championship. We are grateful to our many partners for their support throughout the 2014 season, as well as NBC for a fantastic job in their event broadcasts, and we look forward to bringing these relationships into 2015.”
The full 2015 Red Bull Global Rallycross points championship schedule is featured below. Broadcast dates and times will be released at a later date.
May 31: Tampa/St. Petersburg, FL
June 21: Daytona, FL
July 5: United States Military Base
July 25: Detroit, MI (I)
July 26: Detroit, MI (II)
August 15: Washington, DC
August 30: Seattle, WA
September 12: Los Angeles, CA (I)
September 13: Los Angeles, CA (II)
October 3: Barbados (I)
October 4: Barbados (II)
November 5: Las Vegas, NV
The 2015 points championship features 12 rounds at nine unique venues, including several of the series’ most familiar stops from seasons past. This year’s calendar is also marked with three doubleheader events, including the second straight doubleheader in the series’ home city of Los Angeles, and the expansion of the series’ popular Barbados race.
Red Bull Global Rallycross will also return to the NBC family of networks for the 2015 season, with 14.5 hours of original content, an increase of 4.5 hours from the 2014 season. For the first time, GRC Lites will have its own broadcast slate, with 30-minute broadcasts of all events airing on weekdays on NBCSN.
For more information on Red Bull Global Rallycross, head to www.redbullglobalrallycross.com. Follow the series on Facebook at Facebook.com/RedBullGRC, Twitter and Instagram at @RedBullGRC, and YouTube at YouTube.com/RedBullGRC.
About Red Bull Global Rallycross
Designed to produce the fastest and most exciting racing in motorsports, Red Bull Global Rallycross pits small production-based cars against each other in door-to-door racing featuring dirt, asphalt, and table-top jumps. With enhanced engineering and safety features, the cars produce 600 horsepower and can accelerate from 0-60 miles per hour in less than two seconds, and can also withstand 70-foot jumps and other vehicle contact. For more information visit www.RedBullGlobalRallycross.com.