Kevin Hansen Positive Ahead of Landmark Lydden Hill Weekend

Kevin Hansen at the 2017 World RX of Belgium. Credit: Red Bull Content Pool

Kevin Hansen had a poor end to the 2017 World RX of Belgium where he retired after a big accident in Q3 that saw his Peugeot 208 WRX roll in spectacular style.

With the team not being able to repair the car for the rest of the weekend, the 2016 FIA European Rallycross Champion set his sights on coming back bigger and better at the fifth round of The 2017 World Rallycross Championship: The World RX of Great Britain.

Kevin Hansen had stayed inside the top ten during qualifying before his accident in Q3. Credit: Red Bull Content Pool

Despite his accident, Hansen emerged fine and what was good to see was the support in both the Paddock and on Social Media from all of the World RX teams and drivers to make sure that the young Swedish driver was OK after his experience. Before this happened, Hansen had taken two top ten finishes in Q1 and Q2 and he was looking good for a Semi-Final spot.

With his car repaired, Hansen is looking forward to racing again this weekend.

“My mechanics did a superb job repairing my car in time for me to race this weekend following my woes at Mettet. I aim to thank them by scoring a top result.”

Hansen is looking to pay back the team for the mammoth effort of getting the car ready for Lydden Hill this weekend. Credit: Paulo Maria / DPPI

However, there are also personal reasons as to why Kevin Hansen is looking to take a positive result this weekend at the Lydden Hill circuit in Kent. After making the Supercar Final in 2016 where he finished in fourth place, The Team Peugeot-Hansen driver is looking to repeat that performance or even go one better.

Lydden Hill is a high-speed circuit that hosted the first ever rallycross event 50 years ago. I am thrilled at the idea of competing on such a landmark occasion,” said Hansen. “I’ve got my own share of personal memories of the place. It’s where I started my career working with my engineer Graham Rodemark and I even qualified for the final there last year.”