Team Peugeot-Hansen are looking to keep up their momentum as the 2015 FIA World Rallycross Championship heads to its second brand new venue of the season at Barcelona in Spain for round ten of the series.
With the team’s two drivers of Timmy Hansen and Davy Jeanney having taken two wins apiece and nine podium finishes, the Franco-Swedish outfit is now the form team of the moment and they are taking the fight to championship leader Petter Solberg. Whilst Hansen dominated the last round at Loheac in France, Jeanney’s Peugeot 208 WRX Supercar suffered major damage in the Semi-Finals and it has taken the entire team effort to get both cars ready for this weekends encounter.
But Peugeot-Hansen and its drivers will arrive at the Spanish Formula One venue on a level footing at the circuit hosts its first ever WorldRX event and sees the penultimate round of the FIA European Rallycross Championship also take place, meaning both Hansen and Jeanney will have plenty of opposition to overcome as they both try and score the team’s fifth victory of the season.
Team Principal Kenneth Hansen is well aware of the teams success so far this season but he is also very aware of how quickly things can change in WorldRX.
“This event will be new for everybody involved, although I do have some prior experience of the asphalt section of the circuit from Timmy’s single-seater days and I expect it to be quite demanding on the tyres. I can’t comment on the gravel section as I have yet to see it, but the overall track looks interesting and I am optimistic that it should play to our strengths.
“I hope we can have a successful weekend and consolidate our lead in the Teams’ classification. We’ve enjoyed a fantastic run recently with our Peugeot 208 WRXs but we are also well aware that winning and losing in this sport are sometimes separated by a very fine line.”
The first ever WorldRX of Spain takes place this weekend at the Catalunya Grand Prix Circuit.