Nelson Piquet Jr is to take on the challenge of Global Rallycross in 2014 with the newly-formed SH Racing Rallycross team behind the wheel of the #07 Ford Fiesta ST, a factory Ford constructed by OMSE.
“From our OMSE built Ford Fiesta, to Nelson Piquet Jr. as driver, to BSN® N.O.-XPLODE as our primary partner, we have strategically built this team to win, “ said team owner James ‘Sulli’ Sullivan. “We are up against some steep competition, some of which we compete against in IndyCar, but we’re in it to win it bar none.”
SH Racing was formed by Sullivan in 2010 as a motocross team before moving in to the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2011. Sullivan is currently a partner in the 2013 Indianapolis 500 winning car of KVSH Racing.
Piquet Jr will be making the full time switch to Global Rallycross after four seasons in the NASCAR ranks which saw him visit Victory Lane in the Nationwide Series by taking the chequered flag at Road America in 2012
“I am so excited to be embarking on this new challenge, entering the Global Rallycross championship full time this year with SH Racing,” commented Piquet Jr. “SH Racing has a serious set up with the factory Ford Fiesta, they’re an experienced team and,
“I have no doubt we will be fighting for wins. Competing in GRC is such an exciting prospect for me. I’ve always loved being diverse in my racing career and cannot wait to see what this year brings.”