Timmy Hansen just missed out on a podium finish at the 2017 World RX of Sweden, however he did take a solid fourth place at his home round of the 2017 FIA World Rallycross Championship.
The Team Peugeot-Hansen driver started off well in Q1 by going seventh fastest in his Peugeot 208 WRX before improving his pace further and finishing in fourth place overall. This left the young Swede in fifth place overall after the first day’s action and looking good to improve.
On Sunday, Hansen set the fourth fastest times in both Q3 and Q4 to finish in fifth place overall and secure a spot in Semi-Final One with team-mate Sebastien Loeb. From there, Hansen came home third behind Loeb and qualified for the Final.
In the Supercar Final, both drivers used team tactics to take an early joker lap where this would lead to a fourth place finish as the two Peugeot 208’s made their way back up the order as other drivers took their jokers. Despite the pace of Johan Kristoffersson and Andreas Bakkerud, Hansen was able to set competitive times all the way to the finish.
Timmy Hansen was positive with his performance on home turf.
“I love the team spirit you always get at this round. It wasn’t a bad weekend for me because I reached the final for the seventh time from seven starts this year,” explained Hansen.
However, the young Swedish driver is still looking for that step forward that will lead to a return to the top step of the World RX podium again.
“Unfortunately, I still haven’t managed to finish on the top step of the podium this season but I’m not far off. We were really strong in qualifying, in the semis and in the final and it’s great to be in the thick of the fight.”