A trip to Hell for PEUGEOT 208 WRX drivers Sébastien Loeb and Timmy Hansen06/06/2016 - 10:00

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Hell 2016* 11-12 june 2016

After notching up back-to-back podium finishes at Mettet and Lydden Hill, the PEUGEOT 208 WRX drivers head for Norway for Round 5 of the 2016 FIA World Rallycross Championship on June 11-12.

 

Loeb et Hansen : Great Britain - Lydden Hill-  WRX - 28/05/2016 TO 29/05/2016

 

 

 

Hansen : Great Britain - Lydden Hill-  WRX - 28/05/2016 TO 29/05/2016

 

 

QUOTE, UNQUOTE…

Kenneth Hansen (Team Principal)
We have excellent memories of our trip to Hell last year because we came first and second there. It was our first one-two finish at world level. It’s good to be going back. We know the track well and we’ve got a specific set-up for it. The context is naturally different this year because the competition promises to be even fiercer but I think we’ve got some strong cards to play.

Sébastien Loeb (N°9 PEUGEOT 208 WRX)
My approach to Hell will be the same as it has been all year so far. My aim is to do well, even though the circuit is completely new to me. It appears to be different to those I have seen so far and it sits in a nice, picturesque setting. It seems quite hilly, with some tight turns and places that call for hard acceleration. It’s a technically demanding course which clearly suited the Peugeot 208 WRX last year, so I hope we will be competitive again this time round.

Timmy Hansen (N°21 PEUGEOT 208 WRX)
This circuit is in the middle of the Norwegian mountains, so it is quite hilly, with a big altitude difference between its highest and lowest points. As the weekend progresses, the dirt tends to get swept aside and patches of asphalt start to appear in places. It’s quite a tight and twisty track, with some hairpins where you have to brake late. You need an agile car which turns easily. It’s a fairly tricky place and it isn’t easy to overtake. In these Supercars, you really need to give it everything you’ve got. I can’t wait to get there.

 

Hansen : Great Britain - Lydden Hill-  WRX - 28/05/2016 TO 29/05/2016

 

TIMETABLE
Friday, June 10
6:00pm: free practice

Saturday, June 11
9:00am: free practice
From 11:00am: qualifying heat 1
From 2:30pm: qualifying heat 2

Sunday, June 12
9:00am: warm-up
From 10:30am: qualifying heat 3
From 12:15pm: qualifying heat 4
From 3:00pm: semi-finals and final

HELL, NORWAY

wrx-circuit-1605-norway

 

•    Length: 1.019km
•    Asphalt/dirt: 63%/37 %
•    Lap record: 34.067s (Hedström)

 

Hansen : Great Britain - Lydden Hill-  WRX - 28/05/2016 TO 29/05/2016

 

CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS AFTER 4 ROUNDS
2016 FIA World Rallycross Championship – Drivers
1, Mattias Ekström (EKS, Audi S1), 105 pts
2, Petter Solberg (Peter Solberg World RX Team, Citroën DS3), 100 pts
3, Johan Kristoffersson (Volkswagen RX Sweden, Volkswagen Polo), 70 pts
4, Sebastien Loeb (Team Peugeot Hansen, PEUGEOT 208 WRX), 63 pts
5, Toomas Heikkinen (EKS, Audi S1), 60 pts
6, Andreas Bakkerud (Hoonigan Racing Division, Ford Focus RS), 51 points
7, Timmy Hansen (Team Peugeot Hansen, PEUGEOT 208 WRX), 46 pts
8, Kevin Eriksson (Olsberg MSE, Ford Fiesta ST), 43 pts
9, Robin Larsson (Robin Larsson, Audi A1), 40 pts
10, Janis Baumanis (World RX Team Austria, Ford Fiesta), 35 pts
11, Davy Jeanney (Peugeot-Hansen Academy, PEUGEOT 208 WRX), 28 pts

2016 FIA World Rallycross Championship - Teams
1.    EKS, 165 pts
2.    Team Peugeot Hansen, 109 pts
3.    Volkswagen RX Sweden, 102 pts

 

TV COVERAGE
TV coverage in more than 120 countries --> http://www.fiaworldrallycross.com/article/tvlisting. the semi-finals and final will be broadcast live from 2:00pm on June 12 in France on L’Equipe 21 and in Sweden on SVT.

ABOUT RALLYCROSS
Rallycross events use mixed-surface dirt/asphalt circuits of about one kilometre in length and can feature one or more jumps. The drivers are knocked out as the weekend progresses and only the six fastest and bravest of them get to contest the final.

2016 CALENDAR * rounds counting towards the European Rallycross Championship
1.    April 16-17: Portugal (Montalegre)
2.    May 7-8: Germany(Hockenheim)
3.    May 14-15: Belgium (Mettet)*
4.    May 28-29: Great Britain (Lydden Hill)
5.    June 11-12: Norway (Hell)*
6.    July 2-3: Sweden (Holjes)*
7.    August 6-7: Canada (Trois-Rivières)
8.    September 3-4: France (Lohéac)
9.    September 17-18: Spain (Barcelona)*
10.    October 1-2: Latvia (Riga)*
11.    October 15-16: Germany (Estering)
12.    November 26-27: Argentina (Rosario)

 

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