Loeb Looks To Bounce Back At Lydden Hill


Sebastirn Loeb at the 2017 World RX of Belgium. Credit: IMG / FIA World RX

Sebastien Loeb was fast in the World RX of Belgium and he was on form to be Johan Kristoffersson‘s biggest threat for the race win.

However, as the 2017 FIA World Rallycross Championship has proven so far, always expect the unexpected. Loeb’s exit during Semi-Final One was not part of the plan and the French driver is looking to make amends at Lydden Hill in Kent this weekend.

Loeb was a force to be reckoned with in Qualifying at the World RX of Belgium. Credit: Paulo Maria / DPPI

In fact, the World RX of Great Britain is an event that Loeb is looking forward to.

Lydden Hill is a circuit I enjoy. It is quite fast with some big drifts through the first turn on the loose. You exit it at speed but you then need to brake heavily right after it,” explained the Team Peugeot-Hansen driver.

“It’s a great place to race and I hope I succeed in bouncing back after my frustrating weekend in Belgium.”

Loeb feels that Lydden Hill will suit him better this weekend at the World RX of Great Britain. Credit: IMG / FIA World RX

Meanwhile Team Principal Kenneth Hansen has find memories of the circuit.

I have lots of personal memories of Lydden Hill. As a driver, I have had some great times there, and some that were not so great!”

However the goal for the fourteen times European Rallycross Champion and his team remains clear: To secure the team’s first win in World RX this year.

Kenneth Hansen is eager to see Peugeot-Hansen win at Lydden Hill. Credit: IMG / FIA World RX

“I think it should suit our chassis and I am curious to see how we compare with our opponents. The weather could well upset everybody’s plans but we have prepared thoroughly and we hope to claim the win we came so close to collecting in Belgium.”

Team Peugeot-Hansen have had at least one car in every World RX Supercar Final so far in 2017, so expect them to be well in the mix for victory on Sunday as they hunt their first win of the year.