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Carlos Sainz to make rallycross debut in Barcelona X Games

Carlos Sainz Rallycross X Games 2013Rally legend Carlos Sainz will make his rallycross debut at this weekend's X Games in Barcelona.

The 51-year-old Spaniard, who won the World Rally crown in 1990 and '92, will contest the event at the city's Olympic Stadium in a Marklund Motorsports Volkswagen Polo supercar.

"I tested the car at Montalegre in Portugal after the last race of the European Rallycross Championship," Sainz said.

"We talked about making changes but I hadn't decided to race at that stage. Now, everything is on and I will test it again to achieve a set-up of my liking."

Sainz, who has been helping the team improve the performance of the Polo recently as part of his development role with VW, is set to drive the car again on a track layout similar to the one that will be used in Barcelona, later this week.

His participation adds to a line-up that already includes X Games legends Travis Pastrana, Ken Block and Brian Deegan, Dakar winner Nani Roma and Britain's Liam Doran, who will give the rallycross version of the Mini WRC its competitive debut.

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