2017 PHOTO RECAP: GLOBAL RALLYCROSS

RECAP: 2017 RED BULL GLOBAL RALLYCROSS

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2017 proved to be a great year for SRTUSA with 5 podiums and 8 heat wins. How did the team finish the season strong? Let's look back on the year's best photos with comments from the drivers to find out.

SUBARU RALLY TEAM USA DRIVERS:

#55SUBARU CHRIS ATKINSON

#18SUBARU PATRIK SANDELL

SRTUSA Supercar testing in SW

SRTUSA Supercar testing in SW

The car's reaction was really good and the stability was precise.

CHRIS ATKINSON

"Our first test ahead the 2017 season, and this was the first time jumping the new race car. The landings were amazing, very smooth. The car's reaction was really good and the stability was precise. I felt immediately this car was much more of a race car than the previous car we raced." - Chris Atkinson

Red Bull GRC Memphis

Red Bull GRC Memphis

"My lead tech Cyrus House, to have guys like Cyrus, who are so dedicated, is special. Here we were pumped to see where we'd fit in at the first race of the year." - Chris Atkinson

Red Bull GRC Memphis

Red Bull GRC Memphis

"It's great to have a talented media group to capture a photo like this. To get this kind of photo, you have to have good skills as well as some luck!" - Patrik Sandell

Red Bull GRC Memphis

Red Bull GRC Memphis

"I knew Subaru had a big following but I was really surprised how many Subaru fans there were out there. It took me by surprise!" - Patrik Sandell

Red Bull GRC Memphis

Red Bull GRC Memphis

Everybody was working day and night to get my car ready.

PATRIK SANDELL

"Everybody was working day and night to get my car ready and to put me back on track. It's a fantastic group of people. I'm so happy to be able to work with such a talented team." - Patrik Sandell

Red Bull GRC Louisville

Red Bull GRC Louisville

Red Bull GRC Louisville

Red Bull GRC Louisville

"The battle scars! " - Chris Atkinson

Red Bull GRC Louisville

Red Bull GRC Louisville

Red Bull GRC Louisville

Red Bull GRC Louisville

Red Bull GRC Luisville

Red Bull GRC Luisville

I enjoyed my alternate livery.

patrik sandell

“I enjoyed my alternate livery we debuted in Louisville.” - Patrik Sandell

Red Bull GRC New England

Red Bull GRC New England

Fight for the first corner!

chris atkinson

"Fight for the first corner! You need to be as far up as possible, and even then you need a bit of luck! This first corner is always a big squeeze." - Chris Atkinson

Red Bull GRC New England

Red Bull GRC New England

Red Bull GRC New England

Red Bull GRC New England

Red Bull GRC New England

Red Bull GRC New England

“Taking poles then winning earlier races just shows we’re there at the top!” - Chris Atkinson

Red Bull GRC Ottawa

Red Bull GRC Ottawa

Red Bull GRC Ottawa

Red Bull GRC Ottawa

Red Bull GRC Ottawa

Red Bull GRC Ottawa

I rolled the car in the first lap of the final.

Chris atkinson

"I rolled the car in the first lap of the final, then it was red flagged and re-started. The fact that the car was still able to continue and it was nearly as quick as before the rollover was so cool!” - Chris Atkinson

Red Bull GRC Ottawa

Red Bull GRC Ottawa

Red Bull GRC Ottawa

Red Bull GRC Ottawa

The track was super rough!

patrik sandell

“The track was super rough and I felt bad for the team every time I drove the car, it came back battered!” - Patrik Sandell

Red Bull GRC Indianapolis

Red Bull GRC Indianapolis

Red Bull GRC Indianapolis

Red Bull GRC Indianapolis

"Just sending it as always" - Chris Atkinson

Red Bull GRC Indianapolis

Red Bull GRC Indianapolis

we could go sideways completely at full speed.

patrik sandell

“It was a cool track where they had a long corner where we could go sideways completely at full speed. I really felt that we as a team started to come together from this event.” - Patrik Sandell

Red Bull GRC Atlantic City

Red Bull GRC Atlantic City

Atlantic City, NJ

Atlantic City, NJ

living the dream!

chris atkinson

"Living the dream!" - Chris Atkinson

Red Bull GRC Atlantic City

Red Bull GRC Atlantic City

Red Bull GRC Atlantic City

Red Bull GRC Atlantic City

Red Bull GRC Atlantic City

Red Bull GRC Atlantic City

Red Bull GRC Atlantic City

Red Bull GRC Atlantic City

it sure felt like a victory for Subaru!

patrik sandell

“Just before Atlantic City, we did another test and we were able to find more speed in the car so we went there prepared. In the end, we came second and it sure felt like a victory for Subaru! It was also great to be on the podium in Subaru’s home state!” - Patrik Sandell

Red Bull GRC Seattle

Red Bull GRC Seattle

Red Bull GRC Seattle

Red Bull GRC Seattle

Red Bull GRC Seattle

Red Bull GRC Seattle

“To be able to do back to back podiums, it was fantastic to show the progress of the team!” - Patrik Sandell

Red Bull GRC Seattle

Red Bull GRC Seattle

Red Bull GRC Seattle

Red Bull GRC Seattle

good times!

chris atkinson

“Good times! The Seattle doubleheader showed our true pace, two poles and two podiums.” - Chris Atkinson

Red Bull GRC Los Angeles

Red Bull GRC Los Angeles

Red Bull GRC Los Angeles

Red Bull GRC Los Angeles

LA is love and hate for me.

patrik sandell

"LA is love and hate for me because the track is like a go kart track and my rally background is away from that but I knew what I had to do which was to stay clean. I managed to do that for a whole weekend and in the end, I was able to put the car all the way up to the podium.” - Patrik Sandell

Red Bull GRC Los Angeles

Red Bull GRC Los Angeles

“I was super stoked for the team to be on the podium for three weeks in a row. It was such a great feeling to finish off the season on the podium with the car that looks new after the final.” - Patrik Sandell

Red Bull GRC Los Angeles

Red Bull GRC Los Angeles

What an amazing group of people at Vermont SportsCar and Subaru.

chris atkinson

“What an amazing group of people at Vermont SportsCar and Subaru, with the work that they put in to get to where we are is so unbelievable. I appreciate that so much.” - Chris Atkinson

Red Bull GRC Los Angeles

Red Bull GRC Los Angeles

“The last sunset of the season. I’m looking forward to 2018!” - Chris Atkinson

SRTUSA PHOTOGRAPHERS:

Lars Gange

Ben Haulenbeek

Dave Seaver

I’m looking forward to 2018!

CHRIS ATKINSON

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