- PR (8/29/17)
The PEUGEOT 208 WRX Squad Heads For France’s Rallycross Classic
Sébastien Loeb, Timmy Hansen and Kevin Hansen will be out to fly Team Peugeot Hansen’s colors high and proud when the FIA World Rallycross Championship visits the packed stadium at Lohéac, France, for Round 9 on September 2-3.
“It really is great to be back at Lohéac," said Team Principal, Kenneth Hansen. "It’s our home round on Peugeot territory, of course. We have often gone well there previously and we are targeting another successful weekend this season. We feel confident and hope to be part of the scrap for at least a top-three finish. We’ll see how the action unfolds…”
With six podium finishes to show for its efforts since the start of the 2017 campaign, Team Peugeot Hansen arrives at World RX’s French fixture sitting second in the Teams’ standings. The mission facing Sébastien Loeb and Timmy Hansen at this venue they always enjoy and which has been happy hunting ground for them in the past is to score more points..
“It’s always nice to race at Lohéac," exclaimed driver of the #9 Peugeot 208 WRX, Sébastien Loeb, "where the atmosphere is superb. It’s the French round of the championship, so we will have plenty of supporters who, at the same time, will be expecting us to deliver. It’s an interesting track with good overtaking opportunities and it produced some great racing last season. It’s good to be able to pass without necessarily having to wait for your joker lap. I finished on the podium last year and would love to make it onto the top step this time round.”
A test during the build-up to the French classic enabled the team to fine tune the PEUGEOT 208 WRX’s set-up to match the track’s specific features. These include a particularly compact dirt section which makes it almost like an all-asphalt circuit.
Team Peugeot Hansen’s drivers are to take advantage of their trip to Lohéac to pay a visit to PSA’s factory in nearby Rennes-La Janais. This facility is currently working at full capacity to cater for the popularity of the 5008, the brand’s new seven-seat SUV.
Friday, September 1 • 5:30pm: Free practice
Saturday, September 2 • 8:45am: Free practice • 1:00pm: Q1 • 3:20pm: Q2
Sunday, September 3 • 8:30am: Warm-up • 10:05am: Q3 • 10:40am: Q4 • 3:00pm: Semi-finals and final