The sudden demise of a motorsport trailblazer

The sudden demise of a motorsport trailblazer

The Global Rallycross championship gave motorsport a place in the extreme sports arena and boasted major manufacturer and driver names at its height. But the series suddenly folded at the start of 2018 - this is the full story of its collapse

It was supposed to be a leading part of the new wave of 21st century motorsport series; bringing in a new audience with a combination of extreme sports, an intense race format, and unorthodox city locations.

The Global Rallycross Championship gave car racing a foothold in America's hugely-popular X Games extreme sports tournament, boasted manufacturer programmes from Subaru, Hyundai, Ford, Volkswagen, Honda and Dodge, and appeared to be a thriving part of title sponsor Red Bull's sports empire.

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