Thursday, 12 February 2015

Subaru, Volkswagen announce unchanged lineups for 2015

Both Subaru Rally Team USA and Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross have confirmed that they will enter the 2015 Red Bull Global Rallycross season with unchanged driver lineups.

On the back of winning his first race last season, Sverre Isachsen will continue with the Vermont based team, as will Bucky Lasek who had his best season to date in 2014 with three podium finishes in Austin, Daytona and Las Vegas.

Action sports legend Travis Pastrana will also continue to run a part-time schedule for the team although the exact events he will run are yet to be determined.

“It was an easy decision for us to keep them on the team,” said Subaru Motorsports Marketing Manager Rob Weir. “Bucky and Sverre put Subaru on the podium five times last season and continue to play a key role in the development of our rallycross program. Both drivers share tremendous pride for the Subaru brand and the success of Subaru Rally Team USA.”

After campaigning the Polo for the majority of last season, Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross will return this year with a pair of Beetles.

Scott Speed will be back behind the wheel after taking three wins and coming close to taking the title last season while Tanner Foust will be looking to bounce back from a tough 2014 which saw him take just one win and finish ninth in the final standings, the lowest finishing position of his career.

”With several races in the Beetle GRC last year, the team has built a solid foundation for the 2015 season,” said two-time champion Foust. “Volkswagen and Andretti are a winning combination, and I’m sure we’ll be challenging for the championship by the time we get to Las Vegas in November.”

“After racing the Beetle GRC in the season finale last year, I couldn’t be more excited to run this car for the full 2015 schedule,” added ex-F1 star Speed. “Volkswagen and Andretti have done even more development in the offseason and the expectations are extremely high.”

Images - Garth Milan, Alison Padron, Red Bull Content Pool

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