Team Peugeot Hansen is provisionally second in the 2017 FIA World Rallycross Championship Teams’ standings as the campaign approaches its halfway point in Norway on June 10-11.
Since the championship’s recent visit to Lydden Hill, Great Britain, Team Peugeot Hansen has been busy testing at Lavaré, France, as its development program with the 2017-specification PEUGEOT 208 WRX continues. The team took advantage of the run to review a variety of set-up options for the upcoming clash in Norway. Team Peugeot Hansen has posted some memorable performances at Hell, including in 2015 when it notched up the first ever one-two finish by the same team in WRX history!
“Hell is a real rallycross track and a fixture we always look forward to," said Team Principal, Kenneth Hansen. "The layout is quite twisty and we have tended to go well there in the past. Power isn’t quite so important as it was at Lydden Hill and we have some good set-up options for the circuit. Hopefully we will be able to challenge for the win there like we did at Hockenheim and Mettet.” The task faced by the team's spotters at Hell is particularly complex. Not only does the hilly terrain prevent them from enjoying a complete view of the track, but the joker lap entry comes just after the opening straight, and that can make race starts somewhat precarious.
TIMETABLE Friday, June 9 • 5:40pm-7:40pm: Free practice Saturday, June 10 • 9:30am-11:00am: Free practice • 12:00 noon: Qualifying 1 • 3:00pm: Qualifying 2 Sunday, June 12 • 8:30am-9:30am: Warm-up
• 10:00am: Qualifying 3 • 12:00 noon: Qualifying 4 • 3:00pm: Semi-finals / Final
Check out the Team Peugeot Hansen web series where door-to-door jostling is one of rallycross’s most exciting features and one that was new to rally-trained Sébastien Loeb when he made his first steps in the sport. He talks about this aspect of the discipline in the latest episode of our WorldRX Inside series: https://youtu.be/tV3xq7TxV4Y