Global Rallycross to compete at Top Gear Festival
Top Gear Festival Barbados announced today that it will host an international round of this year’s Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship adding to the already impressive line-up of motoring entertainment taking place at the festival on the 17th & 18th May this year.
The action-packed weekend, which takes place at the newly renovated Bushy Park Circuit, Barbados, will be the first time both parties have partnered on a live event as well as their first visit to the Caribbean. Tickets for this motoring spectacle are on sale from today at www.topgearfestivalbarbados.com and at outlets across the island.
The Top Gear Festival Barbados round will be the first event of the 2014 championship and will set the scene for Red Bull GRC's most exciting year yet. Top Gear Festival Barbados will be the only Red Bull Global Rallycross event taking place outside of the US this year.
Red Bull Global Rallycross drivers represent some of the most talented action sports athletes in the world today, including gymkhana icon Ken Block, championship skateboarder Bucky Lasek and former Grand Prix driver Scott Speed. The legendary line-up also includes Tanner Foust who co-hosts the US version of Top Gear.
But it’s not just the drivers who are the stars, the Red Bull Global Rallycross Supercars, specifically designed to produce the most dramatic and exciting racing in motorsport, will also be a highlight for the tens of thousands of fans expected to attend the event. They’ll complete an incredible line-up of cars all in action across the two days.
Chief Operating Officer of Top Gear Festivals, James Cooke-Priest, says of the collaboration: “This unique partnership enables us to once again push the boundaries of live motoring entertainment. By combining our knowledge and experience of running sell-out motoring events, with the talent and high octane spectacle of the Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship, we are able to create this ultimate actionpacked motoring weekend. It’s going to be a mind-blowing event.”
Top Gear Festival Barbados, hosted by Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond will offer a fullday festival experience with live on and off track action. As well as the Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship, visitors will see The Stig and the Top Gear Live Stunt Driving Team in action. Stars will take to the track in a series of Top Gear style stunts and challenges for a thrilling weekend of rip-roaring motoring action.