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OMSE Prepares for 2014 Rallycross Action in Sweden

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OMSE drivers Andreas Bakkerud and Patrik Sandell recently tested out a RC-spec Ford Fiesta ST in Kall, Sweden

OMSE drivers Andreas Bakkerud and Patrik Sandell recently tested out a RC-spec Ford Fiesta ST in Kall, Sweden

 

The 2014 Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship and FIA World Rallycross Championship seasons are very nearly upon us, and OlsbergsMSE (OMSE) is doing anything but resting on their laurels. OMSE drivers Andreas Bakkerud and Patrik Sandell recently tested out a RC-spec Ford Fiesta ST in Kall, Sweden, and if the video below is any indication, they had a hell of a time.

“Everything is about what you have on the track.  Developing the car is one thing, but the most important thing is developing the driver,” said OMSE team owner Andreas Eriksson in a press release.

OMSE drivers are awaiting the 2014 Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship and FIA World Rallycross Championship

OMSE drivers are awaiting the 2014 Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship and FIA World Rallycross Championship

 

2014 Red Bull Global Rallycross action will get underway May 18 in Barbados, where OlsbersMSE’s Toomas Heikkinen will look to defend his 2013 title and fend off teammate Brian Deegan and rivals Tanner Foust and Ken Block.

The first race of the 2014 FIA World Rallycross season will commence May 3-4 in Portugal. Bakkerud and Sandell will look to further ascend the ranks after finishing 2013 fourth and 22nd in the points standings, respectively.

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    Graham Eubank is the President of Palmetto Ford. He started with the company in 1990 after graduating from Clemson University. Palmetto Ford is a Ford dealer serving Charleston and carries an extensive line of new cars, including the Ford Explorer, F150, Mustang, Focus and much more.