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Peugeot 208 WRX takes Canada victory in the hands of Timmy Hansen

Peugeot 208 WRX takes Canada victory in the hands of Timmy Hansen

The dramatic seventh round of the 2016 FIA World Rallycross Championship in Canada saw Timmy Hansen steal the win in the Team Peugeot Hansen Peugeot 208 WRX.The saying that "Anything can happen in rallycross!" rang true yet again in Trois Rivières, Canada, where the 2016 world championship reached its halfway point. Timmy Hansen bounced back from an early technical problem and a coming together with one of the many walls that line the track in Trois Rivières to improve as the weekend progressed. However, despite never losing hope, he failed to qualify for the final. In the end, though, the disqualification of a rival handed the Peugeot 208 WRX driver a place in the last six to put the Swede back in contention.

The final took place in extremely wet conditions following an outburst of rain. Timmy judged his start perfectly to steer clear of the potential pitfalls and he emerged in front with one lap to go. With grip at a premium, he successfully shrugged off the pressure to earn Team Peugeot Hansen’s first victory of the season. The circuit in Trois Rivières, which boasts the championship’s longest straight, was new to Sébastien Loeb who gradually improved to clinch third place in Q2, then second spot in Q3. After that, things became a little more complex for the Alsace-born driver who failed to reach the final.
 

To find out more about how the day went please follow the link: http://www.peugeot.co.uk/news/peugeot-208-wrx-takes-canada-victory-in-the-hands-of-timmy-hansen/

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