Red Bull Global Rallycross Day 2 – The Heats: Round Up


Following a great day of racing yesterday at the Top Gear Barbados festival the Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship returned to track with everything to play for as these races counted for points. There would be plenty of drama over the six races, we’ve rounded up a brief selection of the action here…

Heat 2A

Winner of the Heat 1A Tanner Foust lined up for 2A alongside Ken Block, Bucky Lasek and Emma Gilmour. Block took the initiative at the start grabbing the holeshot and taking the joker lap, closely followed by Bucky Lasek. Foust would continue to push and left his joker lap until the last lap, as he took it he also gained the lead and become the winner of Heat 2A ahead of Block, Lasek and Gilmour.

POS NUMBER DRIVER TEAM LAPS DIFFERENCE TOTAL TIME BEST LAP
1 34 Tanner Foust Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross 6 4:37.875 45.552
2 43 Ken Block Hoonigan Racing Division 6 0.317 4:38.192 44.994
3 81 Bucky Lasek Subaru Rally Team USA 6 17.918 4:55.793 45.730
4 27 Emma Gilmour Rhys Millen Racing 6 27.201 5:05.076 48.523

Heat 2B

Nelson Piquet Jr. has come in to the 2014 fully prepared and seems to have hit the ground running for the new season, joined this weekend by World Rallycross star Andreas Bakkerud as his spotter. Patrik Sandell got the jump on the field to lead, but Piquet Jr. continued to push and would make it  a second victory of the weekend as Brian Deegan and Sandell battled for second, Deegan taking second on the joker lap.

POS NUMBER DRIVER TEAM LAPS DIFFERENCE TOTAL TIME BEST LAP
1 07 Nelson Piquet Jr. SH Racing Rallycross 6 4:42.761 45.571
2 38 Brian Deegan Rockstar Energy Drink 6 2.294 4:45.055 45.955
3 18 Patrik Sandell Olsbergs MSE 6 2.863 4:45.624 44.956
4 67 Rhys Millen Rhys Millen Racing 0

Heat 2C

Scott Speed looked set to win Heat 2C as he went up agains Joni Wimin, Austin Dyne, Steve Arpin and Sverre Isachsen, but with one lap to go Speed pulled off the track handing the win to Wimin ahead of Dyne and Arpin. Isachsen finished in fourth place after an early charge.

POS NUMBER DRIVER TEAM LAPS DIFFERENCE TOTAL TIME BEST LAP
1 31 Joni Wiman Olsbergs MSE 6 4:39.294 45.057
2 14 Austin Dyne Barracuda Racing 6 7.923 4:47.217 45.590
3 00 Steve Arpin Royal Purple Racing/OMSE2 6 9.908 4:49.202 47.423
4 11 Sverre Isachsen Subaru Rally Team USA 6 11.338 4:50.632 45.511
5 77 Scott Speed Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross 5 DNF 3:51.729 44.614

Heat 3A

With Bucky Lasek not starting Heat 3A it was left to Wiman, Isachsen and Deegan to fight it out for the honours. Isachsen got the early jump on the two Fiesta ST’s until Wiman took his joker lap and pushed through in to the lead. Isachsen would come home second while Deegan finished a lap down after  spinning as he came off the jump.

POS NUMBER DRIVER TEAM LAPS DIFFERENCE TOTAL TIME BEST LAP
1 31 Joni Wiman Olsbergs MSE 6 4:42.977 44.858
2 11 Sverre Isachsen Subaru Rally Team USA 6 4.471 4:47.448 45.410
3 38 Brian Deegan Rockstar Energy Drink 5 1 lap 4:56.365 52.813
4 81 Bucky Lasek Subaru Rally Team USA 0

Heat 3B

Tanner Foust was looking to make it 3 from 3 in Heat 3B but it wouldn’t end well for the double GRC champion. Leading from the start Foust powered ahead while Sandell fought Dyne for second place. Dyne would be the only driver not to take his joker lap on lap one, putting Foust, Speed, Sandell and Gilmour ahead of him. Wolkswagen Andretti Rallycross team-mates Foust and Speed continued to fight it out at the front as Dyne took his joker lap placing him perfectly for a battle with Sandell for third. It would be this point in the race that things would take a turn for Foust as he over shot the jump, forcing his right door to fall off the car, he would then spin as a result of a flat tyre causing the heat to be red flagged with Speed being announced as the winner.

POS NUMBER DRIVER TEAM LAPS DIFFERENCE TOTAL TIME BEST LAP
1 77 Scott Speed Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross 5 3:53.366 46.175
2 18 Patrik Sandell Olsbergs MSE 5 4.661 3:58.027 47.442
3 14 Austin Dyne Barracuda Racing 5 5.561 3:58.927 45.864
4 27 Emma Gilmour Rhys Millen Racing 5 11.352 4:04.718 47.436
5 34 Tanner Foust Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross 0

Heat 3C

Ken Block gave a masterclass in racing in 3C, leading Piquet Jr. from the start, followed by Arpin and Millen in to the first corner. Block and Piquet Jr took the joker together with a little contact but Block continued to lead and take the victory ahead of the Brazilian. Arpin would take the third spot ahead of Millen.

POS NUMBER DRIVER TEAM LAPS DIFFERENCE TOTAL TIME BEST LAP
1 43 Ken Block Hoonigan Racing Division 6 46.309 44.743
2 07 Nelson Piquet Jr. SH Racing Rallycross 6 2.802 47.144 45.180
3 00 Steve Arpin Royal Purple Racing/OMSE2 6 7.592 47.628 46.091
4 67 Rhys Millen Rhys Millen Racing 6 8.113 47.122 46.524