Townsend Bell Set For Rallycross Debut
MUNICH, Germany — Townsend Bell, a seven-time Indianapolis 500 starter and current American Le Mans Series driver, will make his Global Rallycross debut at X Games Munich June 30.
Bell will drive the No. 7 Royal Purple Ford Fiesta for OMSE2.
Bell’s major professional career began after he won the 2001 Indy Lights championship, launching him into CART, Formula 3000, and Formula One test drives. Since 2004, he has mostly focused on IndyCar, earning a fourth place finish in the 2009 Indianapolis 500 and 12 top-10 finishes in 36 career IndyCar starts. In 2012, Bell won the 12 Hours of Sebring in his first sports car attempt.
“Global Rallycross is thrilled to have such a talented and diverse driver like Townsend be a part of our series and join the driver line up in Munich,” said Colin Dyne, Global Rallycross CEO. “Townsend and I have a long and successful history together and I look forward to continuing that streak.”
“I couldn’t be more pumped to get my start in GRC at the X Games,” Bell said. “I’ve been looking for a chance to compete in the series for some time now and the stars have finally aligned. To do it with Royal Purple’s support is great. They have been deeply rooted in a wide variety of motorsports for many years and I’m lucky to be one of their drivers. It won’t be easy as a rookie in Munich, but with OMSE, I know I will have a great team and equipment. I can’t wait to get on the track.”