Team Peugeot-Hansen will enter three cars in the FIA World Rallycross Championship 2017.
Sebastien Loeb, Kevin Hansen and Timmy Hansen will steer the 3 Peugeot 208 WRX Supercars through all rounds.
Sebastien and Timmy were already teammates last year, while Kevin was driving in the sister team Peugeot-Hansen Academy.
Sebastien Loeb won in the 2016 round in Latvia while Timmy Hansen won the Canadian round.
Kevin Hansen drove selected rounds in WorldRX and did the whole FIA European Rallycross Championship in the Supercar class, where he won the championship.
Timmy and Kevin are both sons of team boss Kenneth Hansen. There is, however, a lot of influence from Peugeot Sport, who will do the development of the cars.
The director at Peugeot Sport, Bruno Famin, says:
“We won the teams’ title in 2015 and were runners-up in 2016, so the aim is to take things a step further this time by targeting both the teams’ and drivers’ crowns. To achieve that, we know we can count on the services of two battle-hardened drivers since Sebastien Loeb, who will once again be teaming up with Timmy Hansen, now has a complete season’s experience under his belt. That said we know very that the level of the World Championship is improving all the time. We are pleased to see that Audi and Volkswagen have joined Ford and Peugeot by backing strong teams. It’s going to be a quality season. We are continuing our association with Hansen Motorsport as Team Peugeot Hansen. Peugeot Sport is responsible for the cars’ development, while Hansen Motorsport will run them in the championship.”
The FIA World Rallycross Championship starts at Circuit de Catalunya in Spain on April 1st-2nd.