Kevin Hansen makes it to the semi-finals in World RX of Canada


Kevin Hansen in action at the previous race in Sweden - Credit: FIA World RX

A satisfactory result for Kevin Hansen at the World RX of Canada last weekend: the young Swede, third-car entry for his father’s Team Peugeot-Hansen, has once again qualified for a spot in the semi-finals, and even came close to gaining a starting slot in the all-important final.

Hansen, the defending FIA European Rallycross for Supercars champion, has enjoyed a relatively trouble-free weekend at the wheel of his 2016-spec Peugeot 208 WRX Supercar, unlike his team-mates, older brother Timmy Hansen, whose promising final was prematurely halted by engine trouble, and French rally ace Sébastien Loeb, who despite an awful day one managed to close the event in third place overall, also as a consequence of Timmy’s mechanical problems.

I’m really pleased to have qualified for the semi-finals again,” said an enthusiastic Kevin.

“That was my objective, even though my 2016-specification car is clearly less competitive than most of the 2017 cars. My semi-final went well. I pushed as hard as I could and was running fourth when I thought I might gain a place because Timmy and [Janis] Baumanis were locked in a battle just ahead of me.

“Fourth in my semi-final wasn’t a bad result, though, after the speed I managed to show in qualifying”

Just like the whole team, Kevin is now looking forward to the next round, back in Europe for the World RX of France in Lohéac, 2-3 September.