For the past year, a lot of people have been taking racing lightly. However, that will not be the case for the 2017 Red Bull Global Rallycross. On this track, the racing is definitely real.
The 2016 Red Bull Global Rallycross had just finished, and the event only promises great new things to come for this year's event. Read as Auto World News recaps everything that went down on Global Rallycross 2016.
The event was a heart-stopping one, coming down to only two drivers. The match was a close call between both Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross teammates Tanner Foust and Scott Speed.
At the end of the day, Speed won by a six-point margin. This was Scott Speed's second consecutive Red Bull Global Rally crown. Fans are wondering whether or not he could go for a third one this year.
Aside from the champion, Scott Speed, the event itself was nothing short of spectacular. The 2016 Global Rallycross was filled with different quick races, perfectly packaged for the short attention span for television and the internet.
There were quick races between four and six laps then finally culminating in a 10-lap final event. As expected, the tracks were vastly different from each other. Each venue and event had a one-of-a-kind track for its own.
Not only that, the tracks also have a mixture of pavement and dirt sections which can go on for at least half a mile, and a mile at most. To shake things up a bit, the tracks also have a quick "jump" so the cars can get some air time.
The mind-boggling and heart-stopping event had fans clamoring for more this year. When 2015 and 2016 Red Bull Global Rallycross champion, Scott Speed, was asked about his expectations for this year's event, he answered:
I'm sure that it will be more difficult next year. Like I said, we've got a lot of work to do on our cars, and if we can do the things that need to get done and make the car perform better where it needs improvement, then next year will be great. If we can't move our development forward enough, then next year's going to be very, very hard. It's unlikely that we'll be able to maximize our opportunities and avoid mistakes like we did this year. To count on that again would be tough, so there's a lot of pressure this offseason to make improvements, which I think we can do and I'm excited to get to work on.