May 19, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- Global Rallycross will hold the second event of its 2013 season on
Sunday, May 19
as part of X Games Barcelona. Viewers can tune into ESPN for live and exclusive coverage of the action.
The race marks the first time that Global Rallycross has ever raced in
, and the second time it has run outside of
the United States
, after a successful event at last month's X Games Foz do Iguacu in
"I absolutely love
, driver, Hoonigan Racing Division. "I'm stoked to be here, and stoked to be continuing with rallycross in the X Games."
Held on a nearly 1 km track that consists of both dirt and concrete, X Games Barcelona will host the first rallycross event in history to be run completely within the confines of a stadium setting.
's historic Olympic Stadium, home to the 1992 Summer Olympics, was selected as the venue in
to showcase the race.
"X Games is known for doing things bigger than anything else," said
, driver, OlsbergsMSE. "And the fact that it's in a stadium means it will certainly be in front of more eyeballs than most other rallycross races."
Global Rallycross combines the best aspects of circuit racing, off-road racing and rally competition to deliver intense action in a fan-friendly environment. Global Rallycross pits production-based, small cars against each other for door-to-door racing featuring elements such as dirt, asphalt and jumps. Drivers progress through a series of heat races to advance into a final race, where winner takes all.