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Sébastien Loeb claims his first win in the Peugeot 208 WRX

Sébastien Loeb claims his first win in the Peugeot 208 WRX

A drama-packed weekend of FIA World Rallycross Championship action in Latvia saw Sébastien Loeb secure his maiden WRX victory. Combined with third place for Timmy Hansen, the Frenchman’s performance puts Team Peugeot Hansen well and truly back in the fight for the 2016 Teams’ crown. 

The Peugeot 208 WRX drivers hit the ground running in free practice to set the pace in Latvia. Timmy Hansen won the first qualifying heat to emerge as the man to beat early on, before Sébastien Loeb powered his way to the top in Sunday’s appalling conditions which failed to deter the big crowd of spectators.

After winning his semi-final for the first time, Sébastien Loeb went on to take an assertive win in the final, ahead of the championship’s provisional leader and team-mate Timmy Hansen.

Kevin Hansen, who wrapped up the 2016 European Rallycross title* in Barcelona, tackled the final round of the ERX intent on making it five victories from five this season. Unfortunately for the Swedish youngster, the chaotic conditions that reigned during the class’s final prevented him from turning that dream into reality. He was punted off the track, but fought back incisively from last to second place.

2016 Paris Motor Show: Team Peugeot Hansen and the Peugeot Hansen Academy will take advantage of the break between the WRX clashes in Latvia and Germany to attend the Paris Motor Show in France on Wednesday, October 5.

For more information please follow the link: http://www.peugeot.co.uk/news/sebastien-loeb

 

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