Isachsen (left) joins Mirra and Lasek in the Puma-backed Subaru squad.
Subaru Rally Team USA will formally announce its driver lineup for the 2012 Global Rallycross Championship tomorrow, but has already published this teaser video, along with the following brief statement:
“Sportlifestyle brand PUMA enters the Global Rallycross Championship as official sponsor and with Subaru will unleash the Subaru PUMA Rallycross Team. Led by returning driver and BMX legend, Dave Mirra, PUMA will bring Global Rallycross color, design, fun and an unexpected point of view to the adrenaline filled sport. The team will drive the most fierce 2012 Subaru WRX STI rally cars on the planet. Dying to see the cars and discover who’s joining Mirra on this ride? Take a look at what global rockstars are joining the team and the cars that will hit the track.”
We’ve been aware of Isachsen’s impending move to America for a while, Rallycross World magazine even predicted it back in 2010 after the Norwegian had driven for SRT USA in the X Games.
Rallycross World magazine predicted this two years ago!
The SRT video describes the team as being led by Dave Mirra. The third man in the squad is skateboarding legend Bucky Lasek, a 39-year-old who can list ten X Games medals on a career CV that is so long you need a telescope to see to its end. His move into motor sport has previously included some circuit racing.
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