Thursday, June 14, 2012

Breaking X Games News: Travis Pastrana Calls Out Sebastien Loeb For XGames RallyCross

The X Games are just a few short weeks away in Los Angeles, California. Travis Pastrana has just posted a video to invite 8-time World Rally Champion (WRC) and Redbull team mate, Sebastien Loeb, to compete at the event. He’ll even play tour guide for Loeb, who has never competed in the United States. Pastrana seems slightly over confident in stating that he’d like to beat the “best of the best” in the RallyCross event.  However, in the first two rounds of the Global RallyCross, Pastrana has yet to even podium whereas former World Rally Champion Marcus Gronholm has aced both events and will compete at X Games.

Although we would like to see Sebastien Loeb compete against the X Games field, we think it is highly unlikly that he will show for the event. Loeb is on track to capture his ninth WRC title and he will have just competed at WRC New Zealand the week prior to X Games. The chances of Loeb
getting into an unfamilar car without lots of testing is highly unlikly. 

Check out Pastrana's video here.

X Games RallyCross Invited Athletes (current to: 6/14/12). More drivers will be added.  Stay tuned for updates.
David BinksGRB
Ken BlockUSA
Brian DeeganUSA
Andy ScottGRB
Tanner FoustUSA
Marcus GronholmFIN
Toomas HeikkinenFIN
Samuel Hubinette SWE
Sverre IsachsenNOR
Bucky LasekUSA
Rhys Millen USA
Dave MirraUSA
Travis PastranaUSA
Stephan VerdierFRA