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  • PR (5/22/17)

The PEUGEOT 208 WRX Out to Celebrate Rallycross Jubilee in Style

Round five of the 2017 FIA World Rallycross Championship takes Team Peugeot Hansen to Lydden Hill, Kent, England, where the sports very first meeting was held 50 years ago. Sébastien Loeb and Timmy Hansen will be keen to extend the team’s run of three straight podium finishes to add to the anniversary festivities.

“I have lots of personal memories of Lydden Hill", said Team Principal, Kenneth Hansen. "As a driver, I have had some great times there, and some that were not so great! I think it should suit our chassis and I am curious to see how we compare with our opponents. The weather could well upset everybody’s plans but we have prepared thoroughly and we hope to claim the win we came so close to collecting in Belgium.”

Timmy Hansen earned a spot on the podium at Round 4 in Belgium a few weeks. Hansen will be aiming for the top of the podium this weekend at Lydden Hill Race Circuit.

“Lydden Hill is one of my favourite tracks," Said Timmy. When I switched from circuit racing to rallycross, it suited my driving style perfectly; the way I liked to brake late. It was at Lydden Hill that I took part in my first event as a full-fledged rallycross driver. I have always felt fast there but I have yet to win at Lydden Hill. That’s a box I would like to tick this year after coming so close to victory two weeks ago.” TIMETABLE Friday, May 26 • 16:00: Draw Saturday, May 27 • 10:00: Free Practice • 12:30: Qualifying 1 • 14:50: Qualifying 2 Sunday, May 28 • 11:00: Qualifying 3 • 12:00: Qualifying 4 • 15:00: Semi-finals and final

TEAM PEUGEOT HANSEN WEB SERIES - In rallycross, getting away to a strong start is essential. Sébastien Loeb talks us through this vital process in the latest episode of our WorldRX Inside web series.

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