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Honda Automobiles: Honda Introduces Expanded 2017 Red Bull Global Rallycross Driver Lineup

  • Honda Racing expands to a three-driver lineup for 2017 season
  • Olsbergs MSE to debate again in Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship
  • Driver proclamation in and with launch of Project CARS 2 video game

Honda and Honda Performance Development now announced that Olsbergs MSE (OMSE) will margin an stretched lineup of 3 talented, immature drivers for a 2017 Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship season. Teaming with array maestro Sebastian Eriksson will be former Red Bull GRC Lites champions, visitor Oliver Eriksson and American Mitchell DeJong, who earnings to a group following his entrance during a 2016 deteriorate culmination in Los Angeles.

The 2017 Honda Global Rallycross drivers were announced by Sage Marie, partner clamp boss of open family during American Honda, during a “Project CARS 2” Rallycross preview eventuality in Los Angeles, where a drivers probably competed pushing outlandish cars on some of a many iconic marks and courses around a world. DeJong, one of a “Project CARS 2” diversion testers, gave soap-box reviews for a practical existence and 12k upheld game.

The Honda Red Bull OMSE Civic contingent will get behind a wheels of 2017 Honda Civic Coupes in hopes of building on a 5 lectern finishes a group scored in a initial season.

“Coming off Honda’s lass debate in Global Rallycross in 2016, we are ramping adult for a 2017 deteriorate with a good mix of ability and experience, in further to gifted newcomers,” pronounced Susie Rossick, partner clamp boss of Honda Automobile Marketing. “The Honda Red Bull OMSE Civic group is vehement to be behind on a lane and is committed to augmenting a time on a podium.”

OMSE is fielding a youngest group in a Red Bull Global Rallycross Series, led by 24-year-old Sebastian Eriksson, who earnings to Olsbergs MSE for his third deteriorate in a Supercar category and his second competing behind a circle of a Honda Red Bull OMSE Civic. The Hagsfor, Sweden local will lead his countryman Oliver Eriksson, who during usually 18 years of age is a youngest rookie in Red Bull GRC.  The younger Eriksson’s career accolades embody a Red Bull GRC Lites championship in 2015.  Rounding out a group is 19-year-old Temecula, Calif. local Mitchell DeJong, competing in his initial full deteriorate of Supercar foe after winning a 2014 Red Bull GRC Lites Championship with OMSE.

“It was an epic 2016 for us representing Honda Racing,” pronounced Andreas Eriksson, CEO and Team Principal of OMSE. “We wish to not usually stand onto a lectern a few some-more times this season, though to learn some-more about a Honda Red Bull Civic Coupe’s loyal capability. It’s an assertive appurtenance and we have assertive drivers who are fervent to move home good results.”

The 2017 Red Bull GRC deteriorate kicks off on Apr 28-29 in Memphis, Tenn. during Memphis International Raceway. Television coverage starts on Apr 29 with education airing during midnight ET /9 p.m. PT on NBCSN and coverage of a finals commencement during 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT on NBC.

Sebastian Eriksson: “I’m really vehement to lapse to OMSE. This group is my second family and we take honour in competing during a really best. Last year, we had a new plea in building a Honda Civic Coupe for a track, though we showed a lot of gait and unchanging results. we feel like we can take that subsequent step this year and give Honda some good results.”

Oliver Eriksson: “It’s truly an respect to contest during a top turn in rallycross. It’ll be good to get behind to competing in a automobile after finishing second in a Lites championship final year. we wish to win, we wish to be a best once we strike a lane in Memphis, though we also know that training a automobile and competing in Supercars will benefaction a new plea for me. I’m beholden to have Sebastian and Mitchell as teammates and we consider we’re all prepared for a deteriorate to begin.”

Mitchell DeJong: “I can’t trust it’s finally here! I’m Honda’s initial American Global Rallycross motorist and we get to contest on a best group in Rallycross. To work with OMSE, Red Bull and Honda is amazing, though winning races and a championship is a ultimate goal. The 2017 deteriorate is about to turn good for all of us.”

About Honda
Honda offers a full line of reliable, fuel-efficient and fun-to-drive vehicles with modernized reserve technologies sole by over 1,000 eccentric U.S. Honda dealers. The Honda lineup includes a Fit, Civic, Accord and Clarity Fuel Cell newcomer cars, along with a HR-V, CR-V and Pilot sport/utility vehicles, a Ridgeline pickup and a Odyssey minivan.

Honda has been producing automobiles in America for 34 years and now operates 19 vital production comforts in North America. In 2016, some-more than 96 percent of all Honda vehicles sole in a U.S. were done in North America, regulating domestic and globally sourced parts.

About Red Bull Global Rallycross
Created to furnish a fastest and many sparkling racing in motorsports, a Red Bull Global Rallycross Series pits tiny production-based cars driven by star drivers opposite any other in door-to-door racing featuring dirt, asphalt, and table-top jumps. With extended engineering and reserve features, a cars furnish 600 horsepower and can accelerate from 0-60 miles per hour in reduction than dual seconds, and can also withstand 70-foot jumps and other vehicle contact. For some-more information, revisit


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