Subaru PUMA RallyCross Team Battles in GRC Debut at Charlotte
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In this video, go behind-the-scenes with Dave Mirra, Bucky Lasek, and
Sverre Isachsen of the Subaru PUMA Rallycross Team U.S.A. as they battle in
Global Rallycross Round 1 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, May 26, 2012.
The 2012 Global RallyCross Championship (GRC) kicked off within the immense
confines of the Charlotte Motor Speedway and the Subaru PUMA Rallycross
Team was there to do battle amongst a total of 17 participating Rallycross
teams. Seasoned team drivers Dave Mirra and Sverre Isachsen, as well as
Rallycross rookie Bucky Lasek piloted their race-prepared Subaru WRX STIs
against stiff competition on a unique road course incorporating parts of
the oval at Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina. The Rallycross ran
immediately following the NASCAR Nationwide race in front of thousands of
likely new fans in attendance.
"I had many unknowns here with a new team, a new car, and a new series,"
explained Sverre Isachsen, the reigning European Rallycross Champion who
recently stepped away from defending his crown in Europe to join the Subaru
PUMA RallyCross Team and compete in the GRC. "Although I was unable to
make it to the Final due to a minor mechanical problem I have gained a
really, really good feeling about my Subaru during this first event with
it. We have only just started the development of our car yet I had the
pace to challenge our rivals here in Charlotte, who have been developing
their cars for Rallycross for years. They are at their limit yet we are
just scratching the surface, so the potential I see is very good. It was a
good weekend for me to learn this and get some time in the car, so I'm very
confident now. We will fight for victory at the next round, I am sure of
it." Isachsen finshed in second place in his first heat but was slowed by a
mechanical issue while leading the Last Chance Qualifier race, which would
have sent Isachsen on to the Final.
The second new face driving a Subaru this year is skateboarding legend
Bucky Lasek. Although Lasek is a Rallycross rookie he is no stranger to
auto racing and has competed in a variety of circuit racing events over the
past ten years. Lasek is driving a lower specification Subaru STI
RallyCross car for the initial few rounds of his burgeoning Rallycross
career as the Subaru PUMA RallyCross Team focus on Lasek's development and
training program. But Lasek is a quick study and put in an impressive
drive in his debut event finish in third place in the Last Chance Qualifier
race, just over one second behind second place and what would have been a
spot in the Final. "I've driven many cars but this Subaru STI Rallycross
car is just wild," said Lasek. "The best way to explain what my first
Rallycross event was like is comparing it to being dropped into a pool
filled with piranhas, except I enjoyed it immensely! I'm really happy with
my performance as I stayed out of trouble, stayed smooth and learned so
much, so it was a great first step for me and an amazing experience."
Dave Mirra advanced to the Final with a second place finish heat race and
was fighting among the lead pack of cars when young Finnish Rallycross
driver Toomas Heikkenen, who collided heavily with Mirra, abruptly ended
his race. Heikennen was subsequently black-flagged and disqualified from
the Final for the aggressive move. Mirra was ultimately classified as an
eighth place overall finish. "It was wild out there and things just didn't
go my way in the Final," explained Mirra. "I was pretty upset at the time
when I was knocked out, but ultimately I realized we learned a lot this
weekend and it was great to get back in my Subaru."
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Motos esportivas acelerando em Curitiba - Parte 41
** BRAZIL** Super Bikes & Super girls!!! Acelerando, empinando, cortando
giro - ROLLING BURNOUT!!!
SPEEDING - LOUD!!!
Location: Praça da Espanha - Curitiba - Paraná - Brasil
(Imagens e edição: Lucas de Oliveira)