Mixed emotions for Kevin Hansen at home event

Mixed emotions for Kevin Hansen at home event

2015-05-11

“We were having a really good day until the final, but the track conditions were the worst I’ve ever raced on. I had a nice feeling in the car in the heats, with no problems at all. I was making really great starts all day, and I won all of my heat races. In the semi-final, I was leading again but pushed quite hard to make sure we would be on pole for the final,” said Kevin Hansen.

“I made another great start in the final and I heard on the radio from the team that the track was getting rough, but on the second lap I went around the first left-hand corner, pulled the handbrake like every other time, but the car hit a rut and dug in. It completely broke everything on the right rear. It’s really tough because this would have been my first win so close to home, and there were lots of people from my home town there to support me.”

Despite the disappointment, Kevin Hansen is satisfied with his pace from the event, and a strong points score from the first round. “It’s important to be consistent, and we scored maximum points in the heats and semi-finals, so that’s good. Everybody saw that I would have won, it’s just sad that we didn’t get that chance because of something that was totally out of our control.”

Hansen lies third in the championship points table. The next event for the Swedish driver will be at Lydden Hill, Great Britain on May 23-24, for the second round of the FIA World Rallycross supporting RX Lites Cup, where he currently lies second in the standings.

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RallyX Scandinavia Lites, Skovde Result :

1 Simon Olofsson (SWE)

2 Tobias Brink (SWE)

3 Sandra Hultgren (SWE)

4 Viktor Johansson (SWE)

5 Thomas Holmen (NOR)

6 Kevin Hansen (SWE)

RallyX Scandinavia Lites championship :

1 Simon Olofsson (SWE) 29

2 Tobias Brink (SWE) 24

3 Kevin Hansen (SWE) 23

4 Sandra Hultgren (SWE) 22

5 Viktor Johansson (SWE) 18

6 William Nilsson (SWE) 15

 

Keep up to date with Kevin Hansen’s progress: www.KevinHansen.se

@kevinhansenjr and on Facebook.

 

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 SuperCar Lites Championship : www.rallyx.se

Skovde, Sweden - 10thMay

Strangnas, Sweden - 11th June

Kalix, Sweden – 17th / 18th July

Arvika, Sweden – 1st August

Solvalla, Sweden - 10th September