Honda GRC Civic Coupe Sporting New Look for New Season
When the 2017 Red Bull Global Rallycross season begins this Friday, the Honda Red Bull OMSE Civic Coupes will be sporting a brand new look, influenced by the award-winning Honda Civic design.
Honda says that all Civics will sport the Red Bull brand, but touches of anodized red and matte finishes within the energy drink’s logo will accentuate “one of the most creative liveries in auto racing.”
Swedish driver Sebastian Eriksson’s No. 93 Honda Civic Coupe pays homage to the traditional OMSE livery, with a fast and thrilling navy-blue and ghost-white scheme. Meanwhile, 18-year-old Swedish rookie Oliver Eriksson (no relation) will have a navy-blue design with aggressive attacking stripes imbedded throughout his No. 19 car. For the No. 24 car driven by Temecula, California native Mitchell deJong, Honda’s first American Rayllycross driver, patriotic stars and stripes will line each side of the Civic.
“These liveries are lit,” gushes Oliver Eriksson. “We are the biggest team in Red Bull GRC and we represent the best sponsors in the sport [Red Bull, Honda, Bluebeam. Motegi Racing, KN Filters, Bell Helmets, BF Goodrich] and now, I think, we have the best liveries as well.”
American-born Mitchell deJong said, “When I first saw the designs I got really excited. For one, I get to have the Stars and Stripes on my Red Bull Honda. I love my country and I also love this team; the fact that I get to drive this cool car just motivates me even more.”
Sebastian Eriksson, meanwhile, commented, “I enjoyed my car design last year, and I enjoy it even more this year. The blue is a bit darker which is refreshing. It makes it look faster and the lines on the back are sharper, which I think also makes it more aggressive.”
Eriksson, Eriksson and DeJong will race their sharp-looking 2017 Honda GRC Civic Coupes for the first time in Memphis on Friday and Saturday.
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