GRC: Hyundai Withdraws From American Motorsports, Ends Time in Global Rallycross

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HUNINGTON BEACH, Calif. — official team release — Rhys Millen Racing photo —

After a successful season in the fastest growing motorsports category in the United States, manufacturer Hyundai has decided to step out of Red Bull Global RallyCross.

Partnering with Rhys Millen Racing (based in Huntington Beach, California) for the past six years, this partnership has produced world records at the famed Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, RallyCross wins at the iconic Daytona International Speedway and multiple wins in the sport of Formula Drift.

2014 officially marks the final time that the partnership will have been together after producing wins in Los Angeles and Daytona for the Red Bull Global RallyCross series.

“This is disappointing news to the team and myself as we proved we could win or produce the top 3 fastest times in each event at the last 6 rounds of competition,” team principal and lead driver Rhys Millen commented. “We had achieved victories in various disciplines of motorsport that we had partnered for in the U.S. over the years. This came as a real shock after Hyundai Korea had invested so much into supporting the same style of racing in the World Rally Championship.”

“I am happy with what we achieved as a team and am thankful to those at Hyundai that supported the program and believed in Motorsports.”

The cars will go up for sale or rental for any privateers interested in entering Red Bull Global RallyCross in 2015.

CREDIT: Rhys Millen Racing

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