Team Peugeot-Hansen Ready for Round Three of World RX

Photo by Rallycross.HU

Photo by Rallycross.HU

The next round of FIA World Rallycross Championship in Belgium is quickly approaching and Team Peugeot-Hansen is ready to maintain the momentum they have had since the beginning of the season.  Timmy Hansen (#21) and Davy Jeanney (#17) will be piloting the 550hp PEUGEOT 208 WRXs at Mettet against a field of no less that 39 cars.

In 2014, Timmy Hansen secured a second place finish at Mettet in front of 20,000 fans.  This season both Hansen and Jeanney will be competing on a slightly different track.  Circuit Jules Tachery will be longer with a proportion of dirt that has been extended from 35% to 39%. Team principal, Kenneth Hansen, explained a few other changes to the track and his optimism going into Belgium. “We came second at Mettet in 2014, so it’s a track that suits the car. The layout has been revised slightly this time round there was a section – including a jump – that was a little too hard on the mechanicals. I think the changes are an improvement. We will use last year’s good set-up as a base in order to try to finish on the podium and defend Peugeot’s position in the provisional Teams’ standings. We’re third at the moment but it’s very close: the top three teams are covered by less than 10 points. The level is extremely high this season…”

FIA WORLD RALLYCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP 2015 - HOCKENHEIM- GERMANY  WRX-30/04/2015 TO 03/05/2015 - PHOTO :  @World

Photo by Peugeot Media

Track data (Mettet)

  • Length: 1.149km
  • Asphalt: 61%
  • Dirt: 39%
  • Fastest lap in 2014: 38.784s (Robin Larsson, final)
  • Handicap Joker lap: approximately
  • Top speeds: 175kph
  • Hardest braking: from 150kph to 55kph in just 120 metres (on dirt)

 

Championship standings after two rounds:

 Drivers

Petter Solberg (SDRX, Citroën DS3), 57 pts Johan Kristoffersson (Volkswagen Team Sweden, Volkswagen Polo), 42 pts Andreas Bakkerud (OlsbergMSE AB, Ford Fiesta ST), 37pts Timmy Hansen (Team Peugeot-Hansen, PEUGEOT 208 WRX), 37 pts Reinis Nitiss (OlsbergMSE AB, Ford Fiesta ST), 34 pts Toomas Heikinen (Marklund Motorsport, Volkswagen Polo), 29 pts

TeamsSDRX, 74 pts
Ford Olsbergs MSE, 71 pts
Team Peugeot-Hansen, 65 pts

 

Information provided by Peugeot Sport Communication

Linda Olsen

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Linda is a big fan of rally and rallycross. She writes and manages social media for Rallycross360.

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