Spectacular, fast-and-furious, thrilling, high-performance… These words sum up the essence of the burgeoning motorsport discipline that has got everybody talking: the FIA World Rallycross Championship.
Season 3: the same faces, or nearly! For the third season running, Team Peugeot Hansen will run two PEUGEOT 208 WRXs in the FIA World Rallycross Championship: one for Timmy Hansen and another for the 2015 world championship runner-up’s new team-mate, nine-time WRC champion Sébastien Loeb.
In charge will be rallycross legend Kenneth Hansen who will continue to be assisted by Susann (Hansen) as Team Manager. New for 2016 Peugeot Sport and Hansen Motorsport will also run two PEUGEOT 208 WRXs under the Peugeot Hansen Academy banner.
Frenchman Davy Jeanney, the 2013 European vice-champion, will contest the World Rallycross Championship, while last year’s RX Lites winner and Swedish champion Kevin Hansen will take part in the European championship.
Calendars world and european championships* 2016:
16-17 April: Montalegre (Portugal)
07-08 May: Hockenheim (Deutschland)
14-15 May: Mettet (Belgium)*
28-29 May: Lydden Hill (Great-Britain)
11-12 June: Hell (Norway)*
02-03 july: Höljes (Sweden)*
06-07 August: Trois Rivières (Canada)
03-04 September: Lohéac (France)
17-18 September: Barcelone (Spain)*
01-02 October: Riga (Latvia)*
15-16 October: Estering (Deutschland)
26-27 November: Rosario (Argentina)
*European Rallycross Championship
Euro RX will feature at five of the 12 World Championship events in 2016: Belgium, Norway, Sweden, Barcelona and Latvia. Heats and finals will be run separately within the joint events in 2016, a move that offers competitors, fans and media a better experience as well as a clearer narrative of the progress in each competition.