Chris Atkinson to make Red Bull GRC début in Atlantic City

Former World Rally Championship driver Chris Atkinson will make his Red Bull Global Rallycross début in Atlantic City this weekend with Subaru.

The Australian, who won 41 stages during his time in the WRC, will race a third Subaru WRX STI alongside regular drivers Bucky Lasek and Sverre Isachsen.

“The team is great. It’s impressive to see how much the car has evolved since I last saw the guys. It’s really a great operation. They’ve come a long way since I first saw the guys 10 years ago,” said Atkinson. “The team is a really good bunch of guys, good fun. Everyone is really motivated to succeed and to improve. I’m really excited to be part of the team. It’s great to see everyone working hard and I’ll do my part, and look forward to pushing for a good result.”

“It’s pretty mad. I’m used to a 340hp rally car and not a 600hp Supercar. It definitely goes well compared to what I’m used to. That was my biggest impression on the car. The rest is quite similar to a rally car in terms of handling and dynamics so I got used to it pretty quickly,” he explained. “I had a big smile on my face every time I got on the gas! That was pretty cool.”