Team Peugeot-Hansen secured victory at the 2015 World RX of Canada with Davy Jeanney and they are looking to re-capture that success at the 2016 event.
The Franco-Swedish team secured the highest amount of points in the teams championship at both the World RX of Norway and the World RX of Sweden and after a recent test following on from their double podium success in Sweden, Team Principle Kenneth Hansen is confident that the team two drivers, Timmy Hansen and Sebastien Loeb, can challenge for the top step of the podium in the 2016 FIA World Rallycross Championship after spending the first half of the season closing down the gap to the Teams Championship leaders EKSRX. The team’s Peugeot 208 WRX Supercars have taken podium finishes at the last four events in World RX this year whilst 2015 victor Jeanney will return to try and take the win in his Peugeot-Hansen Academy 208.
The former European Rallycross champion is looking forward to a repeat of the 2015 event for his team:
“We were very competitive in Canada last year. Davy Jeanney won the final and Timmy was outstanding in the heats, so we’re feeling quite confident this time round. We know the other teams have upped their game this season, so we will need to stay focused and make maximum use of the data we collected at the last round in Sweden. We had a test recently and we are convinced we will be up there in the fight for victory.”
Timmy Hansen is looking for success at the Canadian venue after taking several podium finishes so far this season:
“I always enjoy Trois Rivières. It’s a great event and the track is based on a street circuit. The organisers work hard and they have produced a track that really fits the spirit of the world championship. I can’t wait to get started, especially as the Peugeot 208 WRX is very fast now and our team is extremely responsive.”
For Sebastien Loeb, this will be his first time at the Trois Rivières circuit, but this doesn’t faze the nine time WRC champion:
“I don’t know Canada very well. I think I’ve only been there once before, for a film, so it’s nice to have the time to discover it a bit more. The track is obviously completely new to me. In fact, they have all been so far. I know it’s got the longest straight of the championship, with low walls very close to the ideal line. I will do my best to steer clear of them!”