Timmy Hansen Aims High at World RX of Great Britain


Timmy Hansen at the 2017 World RX of Belgium. Credit: Paulo Maria / DPPI

Timmy Hansen scored his second consecutive podium at the World RX of Belgium as he outdragged PSRX Volkswagen Team Sweden rival Petter Solberg to the finish line to score second place in the Supercar Final.

However, the young Swedish driver is already looking to go one better and take the win at what is one of his favourite Rallycross tracks in the world, which plays host to the fifth round of the 2017 FIA World Rallycross Championship this weekend:

The World RX of Great Britain at Lydden Hill.

Timmy Hansen is looking forward to racing at Lydden Hill in Kent this weekend. Credit IMG / FIA World RX

Lydden Hill is one of my favourite tracks. When I switched from circuit racing to rallycross, it suited my driving style perfectly; the way I liked to brake late,” explained the former circuit racer.

With his run of podiums starting with third place at the World RX of Hockenheim and continuing with second place last time out in Belgium, the 2015 FIA World Rallycross Championship runner up is looking to take his first win of the year at the Kent venue, which celebrates its fiftieth year of Rallycross action.

To further add to the history of Hansen’s Rallycross career, his first ever outing at the spiritual home of Rallycross was in a Citroen DS3 during the 2013 FIA European Rallycross Championship where he finished in third place overall.

Hansen is looking for his third podium finish in a row this year, but he would prefer a win. Credit: Red Bull Content Pool

“It was at Lydden Hill that I took part in my first event as a full-fledged rallycross driver. I have always felt fast there but I have yet to win at Lydden Hill,” said Hansen.

The Team Peugeot-Hansen driver’s goal for the weekend is very clear.

“That’s a box I would like to tick this year after coming so close to victory two weeks ago.”