Ex-WRC driver Gigi Galli to run Kia Rio in World Rallycross

Italian Gigi Galli is expected to compete in his home round of the World Rallycross Championship next month in a brand new Kia Rio

Ex-WRC driver Gigi Galli to run Kia Rio in World Rallycross

The former World Rally Championship star, who made his World RX debut at the Italian round of the championship last season, has been leaking artist's impressions of the new car on his Facebook page.

In a video of how the new Rio will look, Galli announces that the team will be officially launched on September 25, with an October 17 debut coinciding with the Franciacorta rallycross event.

The Rio will be the first of its kind to be run in rallycross.

Galli raced an OlsbergsMSE Ford Fiesta to fourth place in the semi-finals last season in Italy.

He was twice a podium finisher in the WRC before a heavy accident on Rally Germany in 2008 effectively ended his career.

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