Hansen JMP Team quotes ahead of WRX season 2019

Hansen JMP Team quotes ahead of WRX season 2019

06.03.2019: Quotes Kenneth Hansen – Team Principal “The months following Peugeot Sport’s decision to close their RX activity – which saw the Hansen family stranded without a team and p

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Kenneth Hansen – Team Principal


“The months following Peugeot Sport’s decision to close their RX activity – which saw the Hansen family stranded without a team and programme – have been some of our toughest ever. Since then, with a commitment deeply rooted in our love for rallycross, Hansen Motorsport has used almost every single waking hour to find ways and possibilities to get a team and budget together to be able to return to World RX.”



“It was a real last-minute agreement, but we are here and ready to race with a small yet efficient team. To be able to contest not just one but two major international rallycross series this year is a dream come true. You really can’t wipe the smiles off our faces at the moment!”



“Rallycross has been a big part of our lives for as long as I can remember. After a turbulent winter for the sport, it would be wonderful for me to see both World RX and GRC Europe bloom side-by-side, bringing the best RX races the fans have seen in a long time.”




Timmy Hansen – Driver


“It feels like it’s been a long winter since our last rallycross race in South Africa in November, so it’s brilliant to confirm that we’ll be back in the World Championship.

 

 

For a long time, we genuinely weren’t sure if we were going to make it or not so it’s a huge relief to know we will be there and I couldn’t be more excited right now.


“Looking at the drivers and teams confirmed so far, it’s shaping up to be a competitive season with a very level playing field. The addition of a couple of new tracks only adds to the unpredictability, but I have a fantastic team of people around me, the 208 WRX is a great car that I feel very comfortable in. We have an incredibly busy year ahead, but I can’t wait to get out to Abu Dhabi and see how we shape up!




“To everybody that has believed in Hansen Motorsport, believed in rallycross as an amazing sport and believed that together, we have more to give, we cannot thank you all enough. Now we have new goals to focus on, new challenges, new races and – hopefully – new victories to conquer.”





Kevin Hansen – Driver



“It feels amazing to return to World RX as a proper family team! We have worked so hard to make this happen, and to finally be able to say I’m a driver for Team HANSEN MJP is crazy. Wow – what a journey we’ve been on!



“After two full seasons in World RX, I really feel that I’ve found my feet in the series and that I’m capable of taking on the very best drivers in the discipline. The next step is to begin pushing for podium finishes.




That’s clearly going to be no easy task with so many quick drivers, teams and cars signed up, but it’s what I need to be aiming for and if I can achieve podiums, why not target a first win..?”






Susann Hansen – Team Manager



“We were mentally and emotionally at rock-bottom for a while, but now, finally, we are back! It’s a big relief. During the hard times, we have been overwhelmed by the support we have received from our partners, suppliers and fans, and despite what initially looked like an almost impossible task, step-by-step, we chipped away and now here we are.



“We have some amazing partners who have made this announcement possible, and we look forward to rewarding them throughout the year with strong on-track performances and a committed title challenge.”





Max J. Pucher – Owner, MJP Racing


“It was a great moment when Kenneth and I decided to do more together in 2019, as we have an almost similar vision for the future of rallycross. Kenneth worked really hard on this, and I am very glad that Team HANSEN MJP is now a part of World RX. I look forward to more rallycross than ever in 2019.”




DRIVER PROFILES





Timmy Hansen
Date of Birth: 21 May, 1992
Hometown: Götene, Sweden


Career Highlights


2018: FIA World RX, 6th (2 podiums)
2017: FIA World RX, 5th (4 podiums)
2016: FIA World RX, 6th (1 win, 6 podiums)
2015: FIA World RX, 2nd (3 wins, 8 podiums)
2014: FIA World RX, 4th (1 win, 4 podiums)
2014: FIA Euro RX, 3rd (1 win, 4 podiums)







Kevin Hansen
Date of Birth: 28 May, 1998
Hometown: Lidköping, Sweden
 
Career Highlights


2018: FIA World RX, 8th (6 final appearances)
2017: FIA World RX, 8th (2 final appearances)
2016: FIA World RX, 15th (2 final appearances) / FIA Euro RX, 1st (4 wins, 5 podiums)
2015: FIA World RX debut, 5th (Argentina) /
RX Lites Cup, 1st (1 win, 7 podiums)
2014: RX Lites Cup, 2nd (1 win, 4 podiums)
2013: Junior RX Cup, 1st (3 wins, 6 podiums)
2012: Junior RX Cup, 1st (4 wins, 6 podiums)



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