Hansen plans to extend RX Lites Cup lead in Hell

Hansen plans to extend RX Lites Cup lead in Hell

2015-08-18

Peugeot 208 Lites driver Hansen took the points advantage over 2014 champion Kevin Eriksson at the last round in Sweden, and is hoping to extend his margin at the top of the table. He is confident of maintaining a consistent pace in Norway, despite only having raced on the circuit once before.

“I raced at Hell in the JRX Cup in 2013, so I do know the track. It’s really fun to drive. There is a big difference in the heights in the lap; you go downhill a lot at the start of the lap and then back up to the finish line. It’s also one of the faster tracks and it will be really interesting to race the Lites car there,” said Hansen.“It’s nice to have the six point gap to Kevin in the championship. That helps with the confidence levels of me and the team. I don’t feel that we need to push like crazy; we just need to be stable in the heats and finals to bring it home with as many points as we can. Kevin has to push really hard now because he is behind, so it will be interesting.”

The Red Bull Peugeot Hansen Junior Team driver recently drew level for the lead of the RallyX Nordic Lites Championship with one round remaining, and is maintaining his goal of winning both titles this season.“I won’t be obsessed with winning races from now on this year. Of course the whole team want to win and we will take every chance to do that, but the championship is what counts. That is what is most important and in the RX Lites Cup we need to be ahead of Kevin. He is the biggest threat so we need to be clever. We have good confidence in the car and our ability to make it suit different circuits. I think it will be really good in Norway, it should be a great event.”

RX Lites Cup standings after round 3/7:

1Kevin Hansen (SWE) 79
2Kevin Eriksson (SWE) 73
3 Simon Olofsson (SWE) 53
4 Thomas Bryntesson (NOR) 52
5Tobias Brink (SWE) 45
6 Joachim Hvaal (NOR) 42

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Supercar Lites events 2015

RX Lites Cup : www.rxlites.com

Montalegre, Portugal - 24th - 26th April
Lydden Hill, Great Britain - 22nd - 24th May
Holjes, Sweden - 3rd - 5th July
Hell, Norway – 21st - 23rd August
Barcelona, Spain – 18th - 20th September
Istanbul Park, Turkey – 2nd - 4th October
Franciacorta, Italy – 16th - 18th October


RallyX NordicChampionship : www.rallyx.se

Skovde, Sweden - 10thMay
Strangnas, Sweden - 11th June
Kalix, Sweden – 17th - 18th July
Arvika, Sweden – 1st August
Solvalla, Sweden - 10th September