Team Peugeot-Hansen are looking forward to returning to the Turkish Istanbul Park Circuit which plays host to Round Eleven of the 2015 FIA World Rallycross Championship.
So far this season has seen the team take four victories through the talents of Timmy Hansen and Davy Jeanney whilst Hansen has been fastest overall in the overnight classification for the past five events in a row.
As WorldRX returns to Turkey, scene of Timmy Hansen’s hard-fought second place finish behind 2014 winner Andreas Bakkerud, the team are hopeful of continuing their good form at Rallycross tracks that are designed using parts of established motorsport circuits.
During its time as home to the Turkish Formula One Grand Prix, the circuit was famous for such corners as the four apex “Turn Eight” and the final chicane which provided so much action. The chicane itself is incorporated into the Rallycross track and the transition from dirt to ashphalt can be tricky.
Team Principal Kenneth Hansen is looking forward to returning to the challenging circuit layout this weekend.
“Last year, we were very fast in Istanbul and finished second in the final,” explains Hansen. “It is the kind of circuit that will very quickly catch out the unwary. It uses the final corners of the Formula 1 track, whilst the gravel section is fairly slippery, which makes establishing a good set-up a tricky task.
“That said, we found a solid baseline in 2014 and we will see if that works on this year’s car. If it does, I am confident that both Timmy and Davy will be firmly in contention. Whatever happens, be assured that we will give it our all to increase our lead in the Teams’ championship, which is our chief objective.”