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It has only been the second outing for the Peugeot 208 WRX Evo, which had made its debut in Sweden last month.
“This was only the 2nd time that we were driving this car after introducing it in Sweden and I have to say I was much more comfortable with it here this weekend; we did some good work at the test in Riga, so I felt a lot more confident," said Hansen. "We had a good weekend generally."
The Swede qualified in second place for the final behind Johan Kristoffersson. The Peugeot 208 WRX Evo Supercar looked to be the car to beat in Canada. The overall speed and starts were a strong point for the Team Peugeot Total squad.
"During the final I didn’t make a perfect start. Despite that, we still managed to end up 2nd out of the 1st corner," he explains. "After that I didn’t want to take any big risks, because it’s been a while since we’ve been on the podium."
Hansen admits to driving cautiously in the final to ensure that he finishes on the podium. "I really didn’t want to have a puncture or anything, so through Turn 5 in particular I was really safe every lap!," he explained. "We got through the race well and I don’t think Johan, who won, managed to pull out too big a gap in front of us so we can see that this new car is starting to get faster."
"We’ve still got a lot of work to do and it’s only going to move forwards from here.”
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