Following a successful preseason test at the Willow Springs International Raceway in California last week and an inauguration event in Huntington Beach, Marcus Gronholm confirmed his 2012 programme.
The 42 year-old two-time World Rally Champion outlined his participation in the six round Global Rallycross Championship in the USA with the Best Buy Racing Rallycross Team.
The Best Buy Rallycross Team will be run by Olsberg Motorsport Evolution – OMSE - headed by Andreas Eriksson, who will prepare two Ford Fiestas for the Best Buy Racing Rallycross Team to tackle an august field of US and European action sport talent that have been lured by the new arena-based, instant impact and all-action form of motorsport that is GRC.
Gronholm will join established UK rallycross driver David Binks to contend against converts from skateboarding, extreme sport motorcycle freestylers, drifters, X-Games skiers and truck stunt drivers who will join factory teams from Ford, Dodge, Hyundai & Subaru to contest events that will partner NASCAR & IndyCar races as well as the X-Games LA as part of the 2012 calendar.
The remaining events are:
June 9 Texas Motorsport Speedway (IZOD IndyCar Series)
June 30 X Games, Staples Centre, Los Angeles
July 14 New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NASCAR Sprint Cup)
September 1 TBC
September 29 Las Vegas Motor Speedway (NASCAR Camping World Truck Series)