Chris Atkinson: “I can’t wait to get started”

Chris Atkinson is looking forward to his first full rallycross season after being confirmed as one of Subaru Rally Team USA‘s drivers for the 2017 Red Bull Global Rallycross campaign.

The Australian joined the team midway through last season, driving the team’s new car in Atlantic City. After spending more time with the team during the off season, the ex-Subaru WRC man is confident the team are moving forward.

“I enjoyed my first taste of rallycross last year with the team, and it’s clear to see the potential both the team and the car have,” said Atkinson. “I’m excited to come on board full-time with the squad, and I can’t wait to get started.”

“The guys are working so hard in Vermont in the off-season now to really give Patrik and I something very special to drive in 2017,” he added, alluding to the team’s recent signing of multiple race winner Patrik Sandell.

Chris Atkinson made his Red Bull GRC début in Atlantic City last year – Credit: Louis Yio/Red Bull Global Rallycross

Atkinson took six podiums in a World Rally Championship career that spanned more than a decade. His best finish in Red Bull GRC to-date was a sixth place during last September’s Seattle round at Evergreen Speedway.