Wiman aiming for win as GRC heads to Dallas


Olsbergs MSE enjoyed a strong start to their relationship with Honda in Red Bull Global Rallycross last time out, taking a podium in the second of two events in Phoenix, despite ending the first day with one car engulfed in flames.

Now heading into the third round of the season, Honda Red Bull OMSE driver Joni Wiman believes the team has what it takes to win outright, despite the young age of the team’s new Honda Civic GRC Supercar.

“Obviously the new car seems like it is competitive,” said the 2014 champion. “I think we have made some improvements and we have some new stuff on the car so, so we should get there and we will fight for the win.”

Olsbergs dominated the last time Red Bull GRC raced in the wet - Credit: Larry Chen/Red Bull Global Rallycross
Olsbergs dominated the last time Red Bull GRC raced in the wet – Credit: Larry Chen/Red Bull Global Rallycross

Forecasts for the weekend are predicting rain, and last time Red Bull GRC raced in the wet it was Wiman who triumphed, taking his first main event win in the series finale in Las Vegas last season. Wiman thinks that the team’s extensive rallycross experience will once again prove vital in the slippery conditions that are expected in Dallas.

“We have a team with a lot of experience and they know how to set up the car. Obviously we don’t know about the new car and how it’s going to be in the rain, but I think it’s going to be good.”