The Hansen World RX Team remains unbeaten in Lohéac!
LOHEAC, France, September 8 – After a two-year absence, the legendary Lohéac meeting returned to the calendar this weekend as the World Rallycross Championship landed in Brittany for round three of the season.
Timmy Hansen, who spearheads the Hansen World RX Team and currently leads the drivers’ standings, came to France with the opportunity to strengthen his grip on the championship. A former two-time winner of the French round, the TotalEnergies-backed Peugeot 208 WRX driver gradually upped his pace during the qualifying rounds, which he ended in third place, particularly thanks to a win in Q4. This scintillating performance secured him a spot on the front row of the semi-final starting grid, which he went on to win in front of the large, knowledgeable crowd. Timmy reproduced the same turn of speed in the final to edge out his younger brother Kevin and claim a third win at this, one of the sport’s most prestigious events. Meanwhile, Kevin – who also won his semi-final – secured the third Hansen family one-two in as many races this season.
“What an amazing season we are having”, commented the delighted 2019 world champion at the end of the meeting. “I think this is a time in my career and our lives that we will always remember, with one-two finishes for the team in each of the first three events – it’s just magic! I must say I was lucky in many ways to get the win. it was a shame that Johan Kristoffersson had his technical issue, but that’s the way it goes sometimes and today it went my way. Kevin was super-fast in the final – he was on my bumper the whole time, so I had to keep pushing as hard as I could. To share the result with him once again is fantastic, and this victory is one hundred per cent for the team, who worked so hard to get us back on track after yesterday. I’m super grateful to each and every one of them!” The Hansen World RX Team now turns its attention to the next round of the championship, on 18-19 September in Riga.
Thanks to his second win in three rounds of the rallycross world championship, Timmy Hansen extends his lead in the drivers’ standings. His younger brother Kevin is second, ten points back, whilst the third-placed driver is already twenty-seven points adrift. In the teams’ standings, the Hansen World RX Team is already some fifty-one points clear of their nearest challenger.