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2016 Global RallyCross Championship

2016 Global RallyCross Championship
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The 2016 Red Bull Global RallyCross Championship was the sixth season of the Global RallyCross Championship. Scott Speed was the reigning Supercars champion and Oliver Eriksson was the reigning GRC Lites champion. The schedule consisted of twelve rounds at eight different venues. The season started at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park on May 21 and it concluded at the Port of Los Angeles on October 9.

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ScheduleEdit

A twelve-round provisional calendar was revealed on January 26, 2016 with the sixth, seventh and eighth round to be announced, though it was certain the sixth and seventh round would take place on a military base.[1] On March 3, 2016 GRC announced the eighth round would take place in Atlantic City[2] and on June 1, 2016 GRC announced the sixth and seventh round would take place at the Marine Corps Air Station New River.[3] It was the first time since the 2012 season that all events were held in the United States.

Round Event Location Date
1 Red Bull Global RallyCross Phoenix Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park, Chandler, Arizona 21–22 May
2
3 Red Bull Global RallyCross Dallas Fair Park, Dallas, Texas 4 June
4 Red Bull Global RallyCross Daytona Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Florida 18–19 June
5
6 Red Bull Global RallyCross MCAS New River MCAS New River, Jacksonville, North Carolina 2–3 July
7
8 Red Bull Global RallyCross Washington RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C. 30 July
9 Red Bull Global RallyCross Atlantic City Bader Field, Atlantic City, New Jersey 28 August
10 Red Bull Global RallyCross Seattle Evergreen Speedway, Monroe, Washington 17 September
11 Red Bull Global RallyCross Los Angeles Port of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 8–9 October
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Entry listEdit

SupercarsEdit

Manufacturer Team Car No. Drivers Rounds
  Ford   Chip Ganassi Racing Ford Fiesta ST 00   Steve Arpin All
38   Brian Deegan All
  SH Rallycross 07   Jeff Ward 1–7
  Nelson Piquet Jr. 8–10
  Tanner Whitten (R) 11–12
  AD Racing 14   Austin Dyne All
77   Sebastián Saavedra (R) 1–2, 4–5
  Bryan Herta Rallysport 18   Patrik Sandell All
  Honda   Honda Red Bull OMSE Honda Civic Coupe 24   Mitchell DeJong (R) 11–12
31   Joni Wiman All
93   Sebastian Eriksson All
96   Kevin Eriksson 9
  Hyundai   Rhys Millen Racing Hyundai Veloster 67   Rhys Millen 1–5
  Subaru   Subaru Rally Team USA Subaru Impreza WRX STi 11   Sverre Isachsen 6–9
55   Chris Atkinson (R)[4] 9–12
75   David Higgins 10–12
81   Bucky Lasek 6–9
88   Toshi Arai (R) 11–12
  Volkswagen   Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross Volkswagen Beetle 34   Tanner Foust All
41   Scott Speed All
Sources:[5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12]

GRC LitesEdit

Every driver competes in an Olsbergs MSE-built GRC Lites car.

Team No. Drivers Rounds
  Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 2   Cabot Bigham (R) All
24   Alex Keyes 1–2, 6–9, 11–12
  Tanner Whitten 3–5, 10
  AF Racing 3   Travis PeCoy (R) All
44   Christian Brooks (R) All
126   Alejandro Fernández All
  River Racing[N 1]
Rhys Millen Racing[N 1]
07   Collete Davis 1–7
22   Blake Williams 4–7, 11–12
42   Nur Ali 3
88   Preston Murray (R) 1–2
  Olsbergs MSE X Forces 16   Oliver Eriksson All
45   Miki Weckström (R) All
51   Sandra Hultgren 8–9
53   Cole Keatts (R) All
  PMG Rallysport 19   Trenton Estep (R) 1–2
  Parker Chase (R) 3–7
69   Harry Gottsacker (R) 1–7
  DirtFish Motorsports 21   Conner Martell All
25   James Rimmer (R) 10–12
  CORE Autosport 54   Jon Bennett (R) 4–5, 8–10
  Colin Braun (R) 11–12
56 4–5, 8–9
  Scott Anderson (R) 10–12
Sources:[5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12]

Results and standingsEdit

Race resultsEdit

No. Event 3rd Place 2nd Place GRC Lites Winner Winner Winning Team Manufacturer
1 Red Bull Global RallyCross Phoenix   Brian Deegan   Patrik Sandell   Miki Weckström   Tanner Foust   Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross   Volkswagen
2   Sebastian Eriksson   Scott Speed   Conner Martell   Tanner Foust   Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross   Volkswagen
3 Red Bull Global RallyCross Dallas   Tanner Foust   Steve Arpin   Oliver Eriksson   Patrik Sandell   Bryan Herta Rallysport   Ford
4 Red Bull Global RallyCross Daytona   Sebastian Eriksson   Brian Deegan   Oliver Eriksson   Steve Arpin   Chip Ganassi Racing   Ford
5   Sebastian Eriksson   Scott Speed   Tanner Whitten   Tanner Foust   Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross   Volkswagen
6 Red Bull Global RallyCross MCAS New River   Steve Arpin   Brian Deegan   Miki Weckström   Scott Speed   Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross   Volkswagen
7 The LCQ and Final of both the Supercars and GRC Lites were suspended due to track conditions after heavy rain.
8 Red Bull Global RallyCross Washington   Tanner Foust   Patrik Sandell   Cabot Bigham   Scott Speed   Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross   Volkswagen
9 Red Bull Global RallyCross Atlantic City   Brian Deegan   Patrik Sandell   Alex Keyes   Scott Speed   Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross   Volkswagen
10 Red Bull Global RallyCross Seattle   Joni Wiman   Sebastian Eriksson   Conner Martell   Tanner Foust   Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross   Volkswagen
11 Red Bull Global RallyCross Los Angeles   Steve Arpin   Tanner Foust   Alex Keyes   Scott Speed   Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross   Volkswagen
12   Patrik Sandell   Scott Speed   Cabot Bigham   Brian Deegan   Chip Ganassi Racing   Ford

Drivers' championshipsEdit

Scoring system

Points were awarded based on finishing positions as shown in the chart below:

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th   Others 
Points 50 45 40 35 30 25 20 15 10 5 0

In addition, points were awarded in all rounds of heats and semifinals. First place earned five points, second place earned four points, and so on through fifth place and below, which earned one point.[13]

SupercarsEdit

Pos. Driver Team PHO1 PHO2 DAL DAY1 DAY2 MCAS1 MCAS2 DC AC SEA LA1 LA2 Pts.
1   Scott Speed   Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross 52 B 21 B 42 B 7 2LCQ 1LCQ C1 12 A 12 A 4 12 A 2A 571
2   Tanner Foust   Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross 12 A 11 A 32 A 92 B 11 A 82 B CB 32 B 42 B 12 A 2B 41 LCQ 567
3   Brian Deegan   Chip Ganassi Racing 3LCQ 6LCQ 7LCQ 2 51 B 2 C 4 3 7 4 1 473
4   Steve Arpin   Chip Ganassi Racing 4 5 2 11 A 6 3A C1 6LCQ 5 51 3 101 461
5   Patrik Sandell   Bryan Herta Rallysport 2 4 1 81 8 41 C 2 2 11 5 3 436
6   Joni Wiman   Honda Red Bull OMSE 6 10 5 4 4 7 C 5 12 3LCQ 112 5B 342
7   Sebastian Eriksson   Honda Red Bull OMSE 9 3 10 3 3 61 CA 10 6LCQ 21 B 9 12 341
8   Austin Dyne   AD Racing 10 7 6 10 10 5 C 8 7 10 12 8 198
9   Jeff Ward   SH Rallycross 7 8 9 5 7 9 C 134
10   Rhys Millen   Rhys Millen Racing 8 9 8 6 9 96
11   Chris Atkinson (R)   Subaru Rally Team USA 11 6 7 7 88
12   Nelson Piquet Jr.   SH Rallycross 7 8 8 63
13   David Higgins   Subaru Rally Team USA 9 6LCQ 9 57
14   Tanner Whitten (R)   SH Rallycross 10 6 37
15   Bucky Lasek   Subaru Rally Team USA 10 C 9 10 34
16   Mitchell DeJong (R)   Honda Red Bull OMSE 8 11 24
17   Sverre Isachsen   Subaru Rally Team USA 11 C 11 9 19
18   Kevin Eriksson   Honda Red Bull OMSE 13 4
19   Toshi Arai (R)   Subaru Rally Team USA 13 13 4
20   Sebastián Saavedra (R)   AD Racing 11 DNS WD WD 3
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate (DNP)
Excluded (EX)

Bold – Fastest time in qualifying
1 2 – Number of heat wins
A B – Winner of Semifinal A or B
LCQ – Winner of the Last Chance Qualifier

GRC LitesEdit

Pos. Driver Team PHO1 PHO2 DAL DAY1 DAY2 MCAS1 MCAS2 DC AC SEA LA1 LA2 Pts.
1   Cabot Bigham (R)   Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 4 2 2 7 6 42 C2 12 5 10 3 11 452
2   Oliver Eriksson   Olsbergs MSE X Forces 10 6 12 12 21 102 C2 2 4 21 82 41 447
3   Miki Weckström (R)   Olsbergs MSE X Forces 12 32 10 10 31 LCQ 1 C 31 7 3 2 9 419
4   Conner Martell   DirtFish Motorsports 2LCQ 11 8LCQ 4 4 8 C 10 61 12 11 6LCQ 359
5   Christian Brooks (R)   AF Racing 6 4 4 6 7 11 C 7 91 9 4 8 288
6   Alex Keyes   Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 32 81 LCQ 9 C 5 12 12 72 268
7   Alejandro Fernández   AF Racing 12 DSQ 7 5LCQ 9 6LCQ C 6 10 4 6 5 256
8   Travis PeCoy (R)   AF Racing 7 DNS 9 11 5 13 C 41 LCQ 2 6LCQ 5 DNS 249
9   Tanner Whitten   Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 32 22 12 81 188
10   Colin Braun (R)   CORE Autosport 3 10 12 3LCQ DSQLCQ 3 154
11   Collete Davis   River Racing 9 5 13 13 8 7 C 94
12   Parker Chase (R)   PMG Rallysport 6 8 11 3 C 85
13   Harry Gottsacker (R)   PMG Rallysport 11 DNS 5 15 14 5 C 85
14   Blake Williams   Rhys Millen Racing 14 13 2 C 9 DSQ 75
15   Trenton Estep (R)   PMG Rallysport 5 7 57
16   Scott Anderson (R)   CORE Autosport 11 12 2 55
17   Cole Keatts (R)   Olsbergs MSE X Forces 13 11 11 12 15 12 C 11 11 5 13 12 51
18   Jon Bennett (R)   CORE Autosport 9 12 9 12 7 51
19   Sandra Hultgren   Olsbergs MSE X Forces 8 8 36
20   Preston Murray (R)   Rhys Millen Racing 8 DNS 33
21   James Rimmer (R)   DirtFish Motorsports 12 7 11 25
22   Nur Ali   Rhys Millen Racing 12 3

Manufacturers' championshipEdit

Pos. Manufacturer Pts.
1   Volkswagen 51
2   Ford 44
3   Honda 36
4   Subaru 13

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b Car No. 07 entered as River Racing and cars No. 22, 42 and 88 entered as Rhys Millen Racing.

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "Red Bull Global Rallycross to Make Debut in Atlantic City on August 28". redbullglobalrallycross.com. Global RallyCross Championship. March 3, 2016. Retrieved May 28, 2016.
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  4. ^ "Atkinson in shock US Global Rallycross start". speedcafe.com. Retrieved 26 August 2016.
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  7. ^ a b Leone, Chris (June 15, 2016). "Red Bull GRC Daytona Entry Lists Released". redbullglobalrallycross.com. Global RallyCross Championship. Retrieved June 20, 2016.
  8. ^ a b Leone, Chris (June 28, 2016). "Red Bull GRC MCAS New River Entry Lists Released". redbullglobalrallycross.com. Global RallyCross Championship. Retrieved June 30, 2016.
  9. ^ a b Leone, Chris (July 28, 2016). "Red Bull GRC Washington DC Entry Lists Released". redbullglobalrallycross.com. Global RallyCross Championship. Retrieved July 28, 2016.
  10. ^ a b Leone, Chris (August 25, 2016). "Red Bull GRC Atlantic City Entry Lists Released". redbullglobalrallycross.com. Global RallyCross Championship. Retrieved August 26, 2016.
  11. ^ a b Leone, Chris (September 15, 2016). "Red Bull GRC Seattle Entry Lists Released". redbullglobalrallycross.com. Global RallyCross Championship. Retrieved September 15, 2016.
  12. ^ a b Leone, Chris (October 6, 2016). "Red Bull GRC Los Angeles presented by Honda Entry Lists Released". redbullglobalrallycross.com. Global RallyCross Championship. Retrieved October 8, 2016.
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