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GRC Detroit: Another day of poor results for 2015 Subaru WRX STIs

There is stiff competition in the 2015 Red Bull Global Rallycross season and Subaru is trying to stay with the leaders. Are they succeeding?


Day three of Red Bull Global Rallycross in Detroit saw Bucky Lasek and his #81 2015 Subaru WRX STI reach the final, but he couldn’t keep pace with the leaders starting so far back in the grid. Day two was another tough day but SRT USA team pick up a few points in the Final. What happened on Sunday?

It was a big effort for the SRT USA team who got the #81 2015 Subaru WRX STI in the Final. Lasek’s car was experiencing transmission problems but the technicians, with a service window of less than fifteen-minutes, were able to get it figured out. Lasek is able to make it to the 4-lap Last Chance Qualifier and gets into the Final with a 4th place finish. Isachsen’s #11 STI wasn’t so lucky and went out of the semi-final B with a blown engine and he was out for the day.

Detroit Final Round 6

The 10-lap, 10-car Final in round six of the Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship was another exciting race with Ken Block trying to win three-in-a row. Bucky Lasek makes the Final and starts in the last row 5. A big crash in turn one brings out the red flag and Ken Block, the favorite, gets tagged for aggressive driving and gets put at the back of the grid for the restart.

Lasek is ahead of Ken Block, in 7th place until the head Hoonigan passes the #81 2015 Subaru WRX STI after Lasek tries to avoid Brian Deegan on lap six who had spun out. Lasek finishes the Final in 8th place and gets 15 points , the first points of the 2015 season for the skateboarder-turned GRC driver.

Subaru is struggling with their two 2015 WRX STI GRC cars this season. They seem to having mechanical issues at every race. The double header at Detroit is another tough weekend for SRT USA.