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GUMTREE WORLD RX OF SOUTH AFRICA

R12: 10 NOV - 12 NOV

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World Team champion in 2015, vice-champion in 2016, and as the 2017 competition is in full swing, Peugeot Sport reinforces its commitment in WRX. This decision is perfectly in line with PEUGEOT's strategy.

The PEUGEOT 208's presence is fully justified in a spectacular and telegenic championship that offers international visibility to the Peugeot Sport team's know-how. WRX's global ambitions are in line with PEUGEOT's business growth plan outside Europe.

The calendar, whose 2018 dates will be announced shortly, sweeps through 12 rounds on 3 continents today. Peugeot Sport is working closely with the promoter IMG to add new dates on the two remaining continents.

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WRX TRACK

"I expect South Africa to become a fantastic event. What more would a motorsport loving crowd want than a full World RX display of the roughest and fastest cars on the planet racing each other? I will for sure be there fighting for the season finale win! "

Petter Solberg, 2014 & 2015 World Rallycross Champion

OUR TEAMS

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SEBASTIEN LOEB

  •  BORN: 26 February 1974
  •  NATIONALITY: France
  •  HOME TOWN: Hageneau
  •  INTERESTS: Mortorsport in general, including motorbikes, jetski, wakeboard, climbing, skiing

Frenchman Sebastien Loeb is the world’s most successful rally driver having amassed a staggering nine WRC titles before quitting the series at the end of 2012.  Since then he has competed in a full season of the FIA GT Series before switching to WTCC in 2014. Originally from Haguenau in north-east France, Loeb is no stranger to rallycross. He competed at his home round at Loheac back in 2013 and also won a rallycross gold medal at the 2012 X Games in California.  The famous Frenchman also finished second at Le Mans in 2006, and is the Pikes Peak record holder.  In 2016, Loeb contested his first full-time campaign in World RX driving a Peugeot 208 WRX Supercar alongside last year’s runner-up Timmy Hansen.  Loeb took his maiden rallycross victory at the inaugural World RX of Latvia in October, 2016.  In 2017, Loeb will contest his second season in World RX with Team Peugeot-Hansen alongside team-mates Timmy and Kevin Hansen.

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TIMMY HANSEN

  •  BORN: 21 May 1992
  •  NATIONALITY: Sweden
  •  HOME TOWN: Gotene
  •  INTERESTS: Training, Triathlon and cooking

Timmy Hansen has grown up around rallycross as his father, Kenneth Hansen, is the most successful rallycross driver to date having won 14 FIA European Rallycross titles. Despite his rallycross roots, Hansen chose circuit racing for his motorsport debut and it was only after a strong career in single-seaters that his desire to turn to rallycross became too strong to ignore. He took part in his first event in 2012 and claimed the Peugeot 208 WRX’s maiden world class success in 2014 winning the Italian RX round. The 2015 season Hansen’s most successful year to date as he racked up three event victories (Norway, France and Turkey), eventually finishing the year in second place.  In 2016, Hansen was joined by nine-time WRC Champion Sebastien Loeb in Team Peugeot-Hansen with the Swede taking a win at World RX of Canada. He will continue with the team for 2017 where he will once again be joined by Loeb and also his younger brother Kevin in the team's third car.

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KEVIN HANSEN

  •  BORN: 28 May 1998
  •  NATIONALITY: Sweden
  •  HOME TOWN: Gotene
  •  INTERESTS: Training, Triathlon and cooking

Kevin Hansen, younger brother of World RX driver Timmy Hansen, started his career in karting back in 2005 before becoming World Champion in ROK Junior in 2010.  In 2012, Hansen was crowned Junior Rallycross Champion in Europe, UK and Sweden. In 2014, Hansen competed full-time in RX Lites where he finished runner-up.  In 2015, he did one better and won the RX Lites Cup and reached the final at the season-closing World RX of Argentina in a Supercar.

THE PEUGEOT 208 WRX

Hansen Car

Team Peugeot-Hansen consists of team-mates Timmy Hansen (Sweden) and Sebastien Loeb (France).  In 2017, Kevin Hansen joins the squad in a third car.  In 2016, Team Peugeot-Hansen finished runner-up in the Teams' Chamnpionship with Hansen winning World of Canada and Loeb triumphing at the inaugural World RX of Latvia. Fourteen-time FIA European Rallycross Champion Kenneth Hansen is the Team Principal.

Lenght 4000 mm Engine 2.0L
Width 1880 mm Torque 800 Nm
Weight 1300kg incl driver Horsepower 600
Suspension Ohlins Gearbox Sadev

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