Peugeot-Hansen Ready for Hockenheim’s Stadium Challenge


Team Peugeot Hansen want to raise the bar in Hockenheim Credit: Paulo Maria / DPPI

After two World RX events that have seen at least one of their drivers in the Supercar Final, Team Peugeot-Hansen are hoping to take that momentum to the World RX of Hockenheim and the unique layout of its Stadium circuit.

The third round of the 2017 FIA World Rallycross Championship has its double header this weekend with the DTM and the Peugeot drivers are looking to improve on previous performances at the iconic German location as they take the fight to rivals PSRX Volkswagen Team Sweden and EKSRX.

Sebastien Loeb hopes the new joker layout will improve the chances over overtaking. Credit: Paulo Maria / DPPI

Sebastien Loeb is looking forward to performing in front of the large crowds that flock to the event.

It’s always nice to compete on part of an F1 circuit in front of such big crowds. The surface is good but the joker lap didn’t serve any real purpose last year,” he explains.

“That was a problem because you couldn’t use it to either pull out a gap or pass anyone, not to mention the fact that there’s an extremely tight hairpin which breaks the rhythm somewhat.

Timmy Hansen is hoping to better his 2016 result at Hockenheim. Credit: Paulo Maria / DPPI

Timmy Hansen is looking to go better than his 2016 result at the event where his car caught fire in Q3.

I’ve got plenty of good memories of Hockenheim. It’s where I scored my first win when I used to race single-seaters in Formula BMW,” says Hansen.

“Last year, the team performed a miracle there by enabling me to take part in the fourth qualifying heat after my car caught fire in Q3.

Kevin Hansen aims to improve at the World RX of Hockenheim. Credit: Jaanus Ree/Red Bull Content Pool

Kevin Hansen is aiming for a strong performance this weekend.

My result at Hockenheim last year was a big disappointment for me,” Kevin explains.

“I was the first to take to go out for the warm-up session and I got caught out by the conditions which ruined the rest of my weekend. It’s always a highly selective venue and this time I want to put in a strong performance there.