Another podium and a third teams’ world title for the Hansen World RX Team!
NÜRBURGRING, Germany, November 29th - With Timmy and Kevin Hansen, along with Johan Kristoffersson in particular, all still in contention for the drivers’ world title, this weekend’s double header at the Nürburgring, Germany, promised to provide a spectacular end to the world rallycross championship and the final season of the internal combustion-powered era.
The meeting did not disappoint, delivering an incident-packed finale, with decidedly wintry conditions adding spice to the mix and a few twists and turns. Timmy Hansen, the 2019 world champion, suffered an eventful opening day, disqualified from the final after coming into contact with a fellow competitor. He nonetheless held the advantage in the championship, and was determined to fight tooth and nail to defend his lead on the Sunday. Unfortunately, the elder sibling of the Swedish family was short on luck again on the second day, when he was handed a seven-second penalty after winning his semi-final. This meant he had to start the final from the back of the grid, with just a slender one-point lead in the championship standings. Once again, Timmy used his considerable talent in the TotalEnergies-backed Peugeot 208 WRX to fight back his way through the field to fourth, but the 29 year-old driver was unable to prevent Johan Kristoffersson from finishing ahead of him. Tied on points with Timmy, Kristoffersson won the world championship on countback thanks to his greater number of race wins. The Hansen World RX Team could nonetheless boast a fine second place secured by Kevin, the family’s younger brother. Another podium finish, their thirteenth this season (including three wins, in Catalonia with Kevin and at Höljes and Lohéac with Timmy), which ensured the Hansen World RX Team would claim a third teams’ world championship title.