2014 marked the entry of SH Racing in the rallycross territory, as well a change of machinery for their driver, the Brazilian Nelson Piquet Jr. left the Brazilian-based Mitsubishis for the Olsbergs-prepared Ford Fiesta ST. Now that we are in 2015, both parts just made sure that their relationship continues.
The mission of achieving the first Brazilian title in the Global Rallycross Championship won’t have that much of changes from the good start of 2014, as Hydroxycut steps in to be the primary sponsor of the No. 07 supercar, which is very welcomed news after Piquet Jr.’s dominant win on Formula E Long Beach ePrix.
Piquet Jr. tried to combine his full season campaign on GRC with his drives for BMW Team Brasil on Blancpain Sprint Series, and dealing with machines with different behaviors wasn’t a problem for him, as four podiums were enough to end the 2014 season in fourth in the drivers’ standings. One of these podiums almost was a win at Washington D.C., as Patrik Sandell edged out Piquet Jr. by just two tenths of a second. More used to the Ford beast now, Piquet Jr. expect to put some wins in his pocket, which is also a wish of the team.
In the coming weeks, SH Racing will make another sponsor-related announcement, ahead of the GRC season start at Fort Lauderdale, on May 31st, but let me tell that you probably remember of Hydroxycut because of another Brazilian driver, as the brand was with Tony Kanaan and KV Racing when he won the 2013 Indy 500, which was Kanaan’s maiden victory in the classic Indianapolis Motor Speedway event.
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