Red Bull GRC Announces Details of New Polaris GRC Class
Los Angeles, CA (March 13, 2018) – Polaris GRC, the highly anticipated new class for side-by-side vehicles in Red Bull GRC competition, will feature the all-new Polaris RZR® RS1, the most agileRZR ever. This driver-focused platform is ideal for rallycross racing and will compete on the full schedule of the Red Bull GRC season in a 12-race championship.
“This class opens up GRC rallycross racing to a whole new world of competitors, and we’re sure that our future champions will be born in this class,” said Colin Dyne, Red Bull GRC CEO.
To prepare the Polaris RZR RS1 for GRC competition, certain modifications are required focused primarily around driver safety and making the vehicle ready for wheel-to-wheel GRC racing. All vehicles must be fitted with the Polaris GRC Competition Pack, developed in partnership with PJ’s Performance in Scottsdale, AZ headed by off-road, Indycar, IMSA and NASCAR driver PJ Jones. The Competition Pack includes a custom roll cage, racing seat, wide-track suspension, brakes and performance modifications and is available on a first-come, first served basis for $28,500. The series will open reservations on March 13th for all interested parties.
Polaris GRC will also be fully supported with trackside service provided at each round of the Polaris GRC championship featuring technical assistance and spare parts available to all competitors.
With one of the best media packages in the world of motorsports, all Polaris GRC rounds will be aired on NBC television and a soon to be announced Turner digital platform. Fans can also follow all the action and get live timing and scoring updates through the GRC app (available in the Android and Apple app stores under: GRC Series), social media (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram) and the series website www.redbullglobalrallycross.com.
The 2018 schedule for the Polaris GRC championship is as follows:
Rounds 1-2: Buffalo, NY (June 9-10)*
Round 3: New Orleans, LA (June 23-24)
Rounds 4-5: Los Angeles, CA (July 7-8)*
Rounds 6-7: Indianapolis, IN (August 11-12)*
Rounds 8-9: Atlantic City, NJ (August 25-26)*
Round 10: Seattle, WA (September 15-16)
Rounds 11-12: Lydden Hill, UK (October 27-28)*
About Red Bull Global Rallycross
Created to produce the most exciting action in all of motorsport, Red Bull Global Rallycross combines the best elements of stage rally, off-road and circuit racing in a fan-friendly environment. International superstars battle wheel-to-wheel over dirt, gravel, and the series’ signature 70-foot jump. For more information visit http://www.redbullglobalrallycross.com.
Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) is a global powersports leader that has been fueling the passion of riders, workers and outdoor enthusiasts for more than 60 years. With annual 2017 sales of $5.4 billion, Polaris’ innovative, high-quality product line-up includes the RANGER®, RZR®and Polaris GENERAL™ side-by-side off-road vehicles; the Sportsman® and Polaris ACE® all-terrain off-road vehicles; Indian Motorcycle® midsize and heavyweight motorcycles; Slingshot® moto-roadsters; and Polaris RMK®, INDY®, Switchback® and RUSH® snowmobiles. Polaris enhances the riding experience with parts, garments and accessories, along with a growing aftermarket portfolio, including Transamerica Auto Parts. Polaris’ presence in adjacent markets globally include military and commercial off-road vehicles, quadricycles, and electric vehicles. Proudly headquartered in Minnesota, Polaris serves more than 100 countries across the globe. Visit www.polaris.com for more information.