Kevin Hansen eyes home RX Lites win at Holjes

Kevin Hansen eyes home RX Lites win at Holjes

2015-07-01

Last season at the famous Holjes circuit, deep in the Swedish Varmland forests, Hansen was in contention for victory until contact with life-long friend and on-track rival Kevin Eriksson resulted in Hansen’s Peugeot 208 Lites going off the track and jumping into the air, pushed wide after he had excited the joker lap. Eriksson won, Hansen finished second.

This year, the competition is just as fierce, after the opening two rounds of the season in Portugal and England, Hansen and Eriksson are tied on points at the top of the championship standings and Hansen is eyeing a home win in front of over 35,000 spectators.

“We were making good starts last year at Holjes like we usually do, but the speed weren’t as fast as it could have been. We worked hard and put it all together to be fighting for the lead. I could have won, Kevin was really hard on the last lap so I have a favour to repay him at some point,” said Hansen, who won the last round at Lydden Hill and led at both of his recent RallyX Nordic events only to be hampered by issues out of the team’s control.

“We tested at Holjes recently in the rain and the car felt really good at the last event we did at Strangnas. I think we have a great car for Holjes, we’ve found a lot of grip in the rear and we can push really hard, so I feel confident. And, I think the starts we have done this year have been amazing. All our competitors ask me how come we can start so well.”

Hansen has tasted victory at Holjes before, he won in the JRX Cup junior category in 2012 and 2013, but the Swede thinks winning in the Red Bull Peugeot Hansen Junior TeamRX Litescar at the World RX event would be a dream come true. “It would mean so much to win. To win at home in front of all the Holjes spectators is a big dream for all Swedes. I’m really excited to be going there and really want it.”

 

RX Lites Cup standings after round 2/7:

 

1 Kevin Eriksson (SWE) 55

= Kevin Hansen (SWE) 55

3 Tobias Brink (SWE) 37

4 Oliver Eriksson (SWE) 34

5 Sandra Hultgren (SWE) 31

6 Joachim Hvaal (NOR) 30

 

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Keep up to date with Kevin Hansen’s progress:

www.KevinHansen.se

@kevinhansenjr and on Facebook.

Contact Team manager: Susann Hansen, +46 70 5906068, email: susann@hansen-motorsport.se

Supercar Lites events 2015

RX LitesCup : 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

RallyXNordicChampionship : www.rallyx.se
Skovde, Sweden - 10thMay
Strangnas, Sweden - 11th June
Kalix, Sweden – 17th - 18th July
Arvika, Sweden – 1st August
Solvalla, Sweden - 10th September