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Sainz confirmed for X-Games Barcelona

15 May 2013

Carlos Sainz will make his Rallycross debut this weekend when he takes part in his home X Games event in Barcelona.

The two-time WRC champion will drive a Volkswagen Polo supercar run by the Markland Motorsport team in the event, which will take place in the Olympic Stadium in Montjuïc Park.

Sainz, who has been involved with Volkswagen for a number of years, has been involved in the development of the Rallycross machine having got behind the wheel for a series of tests in recent weeks.

“I tested the car in Portugal after the last race of the FIA European RallycrossRX Championship,” he said. “We talked about making changes but I hadn't decided to race yet. Now, everything is on and I will test it again to achieve a set-up of my liking.”

Travis Pastrana and Ken Block are amongst the drivers that Sainz will go up against in the event.