Sébastien LOEB earns handsome second place in the PEUGEOT 208 WRX15/05/2016 - 19:22

Mettet 2016* 14-15 may 2016

Sébastien Loeb’s excellent weekend at Mettet, Belgium, concluded with the Frenchman earning Team Peugeot Hansen’s first podium finish of the season at Round 3 of the 2016 FIA World Rallycross Championship.


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Kenneth Hansen (Team Principal)

“Globally, it was a good weekend for the team. Sébastien hit the ground running and it’s a shame Timmy had a jump start in his semi-final, otherwise he would have reached the final as well. We showed that we’re competitive, and Kevin’s first race in the European Championship was superb. He drove intelligently and won his debut event. That’s fantastic!”


Sébastien Loeb (PEUGEOT 208 WRX #9, Team Peugeot Hansen)

“It was a pretty good weekend for me. It’s nice to have scored my first podium finish in rallycross and the main thing is that I was competitive throughout the event. I felt comfortable in free practice in this car at this track. I’m beginning to find my marks and I was helped by a positive draw. My starts were good and I succeeded in making the most of them, although it will still need some work before I can start chasing Ekström. He’s been fast everywhere so far. At least we were in the fight here in Belgium. We now need to produce a similar performance at Lydden Hill.”

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Kevin Hansen (PEUGEOT 208 WRX #71, Peugeot Hansen Academy)

“I was thrilled to win the final on my European Rallycross Championship debut! My weekend didn’t get off to the best of starts when I had a big smash at the start of the first qualifying heat. After that, though, I showed good speed and felt confident. I just needed to get a head start over my rivals. I managed to do that in the final and that helped me to go on and win.”



1, Mattias Ekström (EKS, Audi S1)

2, Sebastien Loeb (Team Peugeot Hansen, Peugeot 208 WRX)

3, Petter Solberg (Peter Solberg World RX Team, Citroën DS3)

4, Anton Marklund (Volkswagen RX Sweden, Volkswagen Polo)

5, François Duval (Ford Fiesta, Olsberg MSE)

6, Johan Kristoffersson (Volkswagen RX Sweden, Volkswagen Polo),



FIA World Rallycross Championship - Drivers

1, Mattias Ekström (EKS, Audi S1), 78 pts

2, Petter Solberg (Peter Solberg World RX Team, Citroën DS3), 73 pts

3, Johan Kristoffersson (Volkswagen RX Sweden, Volkswagen Polo), 58 pts

4, Sebastien Loeb (Team Peugeot Hansen, PEUGEOT 208 WRX), 54 pts

5, Toomas Heikkinen (EKS, Audi S1), 46 pts

6, Robin Larsson (Robin Larsson, Audi A1), 34 pts

7, Kevin Eriksson (Olsberg MSE, Ford Fiesta ST), 32 pts

8, Janis Baumanis (World RX Team Austria, Ford Fiesta), 31 pts

9, Andreas Bakkerud (Hoonigan Racing Division, Ford Focus RS), 36 points

10, Davy Jeanney (Peugeot-Hansen Academy, PEUGEOT 208 WRX), 28 pts

11, Anton Marklund (Volkswagen RX Sweden, Volkswagen Polo)

12, Timmy Hansen (Team Peugeot Hansen, PEUGEOT 208 WRX), 23 pts


FIA World Rallycross Championship - Teams 

1, EKS, 124 pts

2, Volkswagen RX Sweden, 83 pts

3, Team Peugeot Hansen, 77 pts

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