Lydden Hill added to 2018 GRC calendar

Lydden Hill will host the final two rounds of the Global Rallycross Championship on October 27-28.

Lydden had hosted every British round of the World Rallycross Championship since the series was launched in 2014, but this year will be replaced by Silverstone.

The American-based GRC announced its 12-round 2018 schedule last month, but did not disclose the location of the European double-header finale.

It has now revealed that the Kent venue will host its season finale.

That will mark Global Rallycross’ first event in Europe since 2013, when the series joined X Games events at Barcelona in Spain and Munich in Germany.

Lydden is set to be adapted to include a 70-foot table top jump for the GRC event.

“I’m delighted to finally confirm Lydden Hill as the venue for the final round of the GRC,” said Lydden Hill boss Pat Doran.

“Lydden has been at the forefront of rallycross for more than 50 years and we’ve invested in the sport throughout that time.

“It’s fitting therefore that the GRC’s return to Europe is here, where rallycross fans will get the opportunity to see the best GRC has to offer, including the series’ signature 70-foot table top jump, on our purpose-built rallycross track.

“We always receive great support from the motorsport fraternity, and I’m sure the fans will be out in force once again as we pull out all the stops to ensure the GRC season-finale is a sell-out success.”

GRC series boss Colin Dyne added: “Bringing GRC to Lydden Hill’s historic venue makes perfect sense for the series’ long-awaited return to Europe.

“Our teams and drivers are looking forward to battling it out for the championship on the circuit where the sport first began.”

Lydden will also continue to host it’s two traditional rounds of the British Rallycross Championship on Easter and August Bank Holiday Mondays this season.

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