Sitting mid pack between Volkswagen and Subaru, upstart Honda Civic and Team Olsbergs MSE, finished second place in manufacturer's standings, and 6th in driver’s points, following a challenging weekend at the Port of Los Angeles. This is extreme, short track, in your face short track racing personified.
Watching a 600 horsepower dirt-ready Honda Red Bull Global Rallycross car catch air in a pack of extreme, race equipped supercars is exhilarating, and just a tad crazy. In their second full season of GRC, this mostly Sweed driven OMSE Honda Civic trio, the youngest to compete in global rallycross history, complete the season at the Port of Los Angeles with mixed results. This super Civic is not made for mud jumping.
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HIghlights for OMSE Honda Civic
We first reported on Honda’s foray into extreme mixed surface short track racing back in March of 2016. Since then, the Red Bull OMSE Team Honda Civic added a 3rd driver, who at 18 years old, is the youngest series driver in GRC history.
Oliver Eriksson, labeled a rising star in the world of global rallycross, with team mates, Californian, Mitchell deJong, acknowledged as the most successful rookie in Red Bull GRC history, and the first GRC series win for Honda earned in Louisville last May by 24 year old series veteran Sebastian Eriksson, highlighted an exciting race season for Honda Civic racing fans. Despite a disappointing Los Angeles season finally,Team OMSE Honda Civic performed well in 2017. Check out Honda’s full season results and recaps here.
2017 was a year of several first for the radical super Civic and team OMSE Honda. We look forward to watching the Civic’s return in 2018.