Kevin Hansen takes the positives from Canada

by Phil Kinch

Kevin Hansen has been one of the stars of the 2018 FIA World Rallycross Championship so far as he learns from the best in the series and also builds his experience.

However this hasn’t stopped him from pushing hard with the latest spec Peugeot 208 WRX from Team Peugeot Total and having some great performances against some of the top talents.

The 2018 World RX of Canada was another example of the hard work that the 2015 FIA European Rallycross Champion puts into his craft, however his running ended in the Semi-Finals.

Kevin Hansen ended Qualifying in eighth place in Canada. Credit: Jaanus Ree/Red Bull Content Pool

“I had a really good start in the semi-final, I was almost first down to Turn 1, but then I tried to get through on the outside and I got stuck there: it’s not easy!”

“So I was bumped down and then I jokered and came back into the middle of another big fight, where I was starting to make some progress. Unfortunately, on the next lap my car began to slow down with an engine problem and then I had to stop, so it was game over.”

Despite retiring from the Semi-Finals stage of the weekend, Hansen is big on the teamwork that’s taking place between team-mates Sebastien Loeb, Timmy Hansen and himself.

Retirement cost Kevin Hansen a place in the Supercar Final in Canada. Credit: Jaanus Ree/Red Bull Content Pool

The podium finishes that both Loeb and Hansen secured led to a lot of on track celebrations by the team and Kevin Hansen is happy to both see this and be a part of it.

“The main thing is that in the end we have 2 cars on the podium, which makes me very happy: I think we have a team spirit like nobody else.”

“From my point of view I’m very happy with my driving: I’m growing in confidence all the time and my feeling with the car is great.”

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