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Wednesday 27th March 2013

HANSEN HEADS FOR LYDDEN

Former single-seater racer Timmy Hansen will head to Lydden Hill, England this weekend for the first round of the FIA European Rallycross Championship (Mar 31 ­– Apr 1).

The Cooper Tyres backed driver has spent the winter months preparing for the new-look RallycrossRX championship and is ready to take on the best in the world in his Hansen Motorsport run Citroen DS3.

“I feel so ready” said Hansen. “The new RallycrossRX championship is really exciting to be involved with and I can’t wait to start racing. The competition will be very fierce.”

Hansen, who in 2011 was one of only twelve drivers worldwide to be selected in for the FIA Institute Young Driver Excellence Academy will be starting in his first full season of rallycross at Lydden Hill.

“I am in a very capable car, we know it is a proven winner. The chassis I am using is the one that (9 time World Rally Champion) Sebastian Loeb won the X-Games with last year, if it was good enough for him its good enough for me! Said the young Swede, who will be supported by Pro-Imp, CDX, Sachs and Citroen.

“My sponsors have always been great to me, and it’s brilliant that here in rallycross I can hopefully return their support with some really good coverage, and the best way to do that is to win.”

Hansen has moved to rallycross following a successful career in circuit racing, winning in many formulas on his way up the ladder.

“Last season in Formula Renault Eurocup I felt that I was on top of my game but the car wasn’t always great so we struggled to get results. I wanted to move up, we looked at lots of different options but rallycross is the very best decision. The car is right, so it is just down to me.” He said.

Team principle of Hansen Motorsport, Kenneth Hansen said “Timmy is a very good driver and it’s great to have him in the team. The aim is to win, we are not racing to make up the numbers.”

Keep up to date with Hansens progress:

www.TimmyHansen.se @Timmy_Hansen
facebook.com/timmy.hansen.31

About Hansen Motorsport

Hansen Motorsport is the most successful team in the history of rallycross and run by 14 times FIA European Rallycross Champion Kenneth Hansen. Hansen Motorsport is a full-service motorsport organization, designing, manufacturing and deploying its cars mainly in the top level, SuperCar category, of FIA European Rallycross Championship. For more information, visit: http://hansen-motorsport.se/

About Timmy Hansen

Swedish racing driver Timmy Hansen (20) has climbed the motorsport career ladder starting with karting and formula racing. He has now moved to the FIA European Rallycross Championship in SuperCars, the most extreme and spectacular category with Hansen Motorsport. Timmy was born on May 21 1992, studies aircraft dynamics, and is one of the youngest competitors in RX. For more information, visit: http://timmyhansen.se

2013 F.I.A. European Rallycross Championship

Mar 31 – Apr 1 Great Britain: Lydden Hill
Apr 27 – Apr 28 Portugal: Montalegre
May 25 – May 26 Hungary: Nyriád
Jun 08 – Jun 09 Finland: Kouvola
Jun 15 – Jun 16 Norway: Hell
Jul 6 – Jul 7 Sweden: Höljes
Aug 31 – Sep 1 France: Lohéac
Sep 14 – Sep 15 Austria: Greinbach
Sep 21 – Sep 22 Germany: Buxtehude
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