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Alister McRae will make his World RX debut

Alister McRae will make his World RX debut

Alister McRae will make his World Rallycross Championship debut at the next round in France.

McRae will take over the Loco World RX Team’s Volkswagen Polo Supercar that had previously been driven by Guy Wilks for the remaining four rounds of the World RX season.

The former World Rally Championship driver, who now bases himself in Australia, has had limited rallycross experience. Including a one off appearance in the short lived Australian Extreme Rallycross Championship.

“This has all come together quite quickly, but I’m really looking forward to France, it will be a great experience,” said McRae.

“From the outside World RX is going from strength-to-strength and it’s probably one of the most competitive championships around at the moment, so to get the opportunity to do that is really exciting.”

McRae made his last WRC appearance in Rally New Zealand back in 2012.

Wilks, who has had difficult year in WorldRX said “I decided to vacate the seat with Loco from Canada onwards.”

“I hope to be back in World RX again soon but in the meantime, I wish Alister the best of luck – he is a talent behind the wheel so it will be interesting to watch how he gets on in RX.”

The next round of the World RX takes place next week at Loheac in France.

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