Patrik Sandell hoping to carry momentum into Daytona


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Dallas race winner Patrik Sandell is looking to carry on his race winning momentum as Red Bull Global Rallycross returns to Daytona this weekend for the second double header event of the season.

The Swede took the lead in the final for the Texas event at the first turn, going on to take a dominant victory and end Volkswagen‘s winning streak.

Speaking ahead of Red Bull GRC’s third visit to Daytona, the former Junior World Rally Champion said that the team has been working hard in the run up to the event and is looking forward to getting back out on track.

“I know that my team has been working extremely hard back in the shop to get this car to be back to 110%. We have some new things that we are going to try to do this weekend and I am very curious to see how that will play out,” he said. “We have been really quick here in Daytona, so I know that we have a good basic setup that we can go back to.”

“We just have to work very hard during the weekend and try to avoid car contact…even though it’s rallycross and try to stay on top with the setup all the time and change the car after the conditions out on the track, so that’s another important thing especially when it is a doubleheader,” he continued. “We are normally very fast straight out of the box, so we need to keep working during the weekend to stay up there.”

With Red Bull GRC racing across the United States, the in Florida event marks one of the series’ more familiar stops.

“This was one of my favourite tracks last year and I have been looking forward to this race now for almost a year, so I am super excited to be back,” he said. It’s a really cool place to race on and a unique location for motorsport all over the world. Not everyone knows about all the places that we race here in America, but all my friends back home knows where Daytona is.”