Kevin Hansen – “My aim is to be on the podium!”

by Phil Kinch

Kevin Hansen has always been a rapid talent during his Rallycross career and his performances so far in the 2018 FIA World Rallycross Championship have enhanced that reputation.

In preparation for the 2018 World RX of France, Hansen has been brushing up on his single seater talents at the Auto Sport Academy in France and is looking forward to seeing how his Peugeot 208 WRX will fair on home turf.

Hansen is looking to finish on the podium in the 2018 World RX of France. Credit: Media Peugeot Sport

“It’s amazing to get to the home race for our ‘Lion’, and actually I have already had a good French experience recently as I’ve been driving a Formula 4 single-seater racing car at the Auto Sport Academy in France.”

“I think I can definitely use some of the lessons I learned from that in Loheac.”

With the recent evolution of the Peugeot 208 WRX introduced in Sweden, Hansen has been learning the characteristics of the new car and feels confident of a good showing for Team Peugeot Total in their home World RX event.

Hansen’s performances are getting better and better as he learns about the new Peugeot 208 WRX Evolution. Credit: Jaanus Ree/Red Bull Content Pool

With this in mind, the 2015 FIA European Rallycross Champion is aiming high for his goals in Loheac and is hoping that home advantage for the team will yield big results at the “Temple of Rallycross.”

“It’s a fast circuit where you have to be very tidy and clean, so this is what I can carry over. My aim is definitely to be on the podium. I think this is a realistic objective, as our 208 WRX should be well-suited to Loheac.”

“It’s a French car that has been developed in France, so it’s obviously good on this type of circuit. The car that I’m driving has also benefitted from a lot of development and I feel that I’m improving personally all the time as well, so there’s no reason at all why we can’t be right up there.”

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