Timmy Hansen

Timmy Hansen
Timmy Hansen World RX of Portugal 2018.jpg
Timmy Hansen in April 2018
Nationality Sweden Swedish
Born (1992-05-21) 21 May 1992 (age 26)
Lidköping, Sweden
Related to Kenneth Hansen (father)
Kevin Hansen (brother)
FIA World Rallycross Championship career
Debut season 2014
Current team Team Peugeot Total
Car no. 21
Former teams Team Peugeot-Hansen
Starts 55
Wins 5
Podiums 23
Best finish 2nd in 2015
Finished last season 5th
FIA ERX Supercar Championship
Years active 2012-2013
Former teams Citroën Hansen Motorsport
Starts 10
Wins 1
Podiums 4
Best finish 3rd in 2013

Kenneth Timmy Hansen (born 21 May 1992) is a rallycross driver from Sweden. He currently competes in the FIA World Rallycross Championship Supercar category, driving for Team Peugeot-Hansen.[1] His father is the 14-times European Rallycross Champion Kenneth Hansen, his mother the 1994 ERA European Cup (Group N up to 1400cc) winner Susann Hansen (née Bergvall), and his brother rallycross driver Kevin Hansen.

Hansen in action during the 2014 World RX of Great Britain.

Career start[]

Hansen has won the Swedish Karting Championship in 2008 and has won races in Formula BMW, Formula Renault 2.0 Alps and the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0. In April 2011 he drove his first ever rallycross event at Dreux in France with a by MTechnologies lent Citroën Xsara Supercar of Marc Laboulle, that was previously used by Davy Jeanney to claim the French 2010 championship title. In 2012 his father offered him a one-off drive in the FIA European Rallycross Championship, the Finnish ERX round at Kouvola saw him driving the 2012 X Games winning car of Sébastien Loeb to an impressive 5th place overall. After he gave up single seater racing Hansen junior started his rallycross career by taking part in the entire 2013 Euro RX series, after nine rounds finishing in 3rd place overall.

World RX[]

For 2014 Hansen was partnered by former European Rallycross Championship title winner Timur Timerzyanov at his father's team to enter the inaugural season of World RX.

Hansen took one win and a further three podium finishes in the 2014 FIA World Rallycross Championship season and would finish the year with 199 points and fourth place in the championship standings while Timerzyanov finished in seventh with one podium.

For the 2015 season it was announced[2] that he would be driving alongside Davy Jeanney for the Team Peugeot-Hansen team in their new Peugeot 208 WRX. Hansen took three wins on his way to second in the championship behind Petter Solberg.

For 2016 Hansen partners with 9-time WRC champion Sébastien Loeb at Hansen Motorsport. Jeanney moved to the team's second outfit Peugeot Hansen Academy, alongside Timmy's younger brother Kevin. He won a race and collected six podiums, which put him sixth in the overall standings.

Racing record[]

Complete FIA European Rallycross Championship results[]

(key)

Supercar[]

Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 ERX Points
2012 Citroën Hansen Motorsport Citroën DS3 GBR
FRA
AUT
HUN
NOR
SWE
BEL
NED
FIN
5
GER
24th 12
2013 Citroën Hansen Motorsport Citroën DS3 GBR
3
POR
11
HUN
1
FIN
3
NOR
9
SWE
3
FRA
8
AUT
10
GER
13
3rd 145

Complete FIA World Rallycross Championship results[]

(key)

Supercar[]

Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 WRX Points
2014 Team Peugeot-Hansen Peugeot 208 T16 POR
8
GBR
11
NOR
6
FIN
9
SWE
11
BEL
2
CAN
7
FRA
3
GER
6
ITA
1
TUR
2
ARG
4
4th 199
2015 Team Peugeot-Hansen Peugeot 208 WRX POR
3
HOC
3
BEL
8
GBR
8
GER
3
SWE
2
CAN
7
NOR
1
FRA
1
BAR
3
TUR
1
ITA
7
ARG
6
2nd 275
2016 Team Peugeot-Hansen Peugeot 208 WRX POR
9
HOC
DSQ
BEL
7
GBR
3
NOR
2
SWE
3
CAN
1
FRA
8
BAR
2
LAT
3
GER
11
ARG
13
6th 178
2017 Team Peugeot-Hansen Peugeot 208 WRX BAR
5
POR
4†
HOC
3
BEL
2
GBR
6
NOR
5
SWE
4
CAN
6
FRA
6
LAT
9‡
GER
2
RSA
2
5th 201
2018 Team Peugeot Total Peugeot 208 BAR
7
POR
6
BEL
3
GBR
8
NOR
5
SWE
4
CAN
FRA
LAT
USA
GER
RSA
5th* 116*

* Season still in progress.
10 championship points deducted for use of an unregistered tyre in Q3.[3]
Fifteen championship points deducted for use of a fourth engine in the championship.[4]

References[]

  1. ^ http://www.rallycrossrx.com/driver/1/hansen
  2. ^ Pettit, Vince (9 April 2015). "Team Peugeot-Hansen Announce Hansen and Jeanney for 2015 Season". theCheckeredFlag.co.uk. Retrieved 9 April 2015. 
  3. ^ "Victory for Ekstrom in Portugal". FIA World Rallycross. 23 April 2017. Retrieved 24 April 2017. 
  4. ^ "Kristoffersson is crowned new World RX champion". FIA World Rallycross. 17 September 2017. Retrieved 19 September 2017. 

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