Saturday 27 April 2019

Timmy Hansen claims overnight TQ ahead of younger brother Kevin Hansen.

Team Hansen MJP's Timmy Hansen has claimed the overnight top qualifier spot on the first day of the World Rallycross of Barcelona-Catalunya. 

The Swede continues his unbeatable form in Abu Dhabi having won both of his qualifying heats and he set the fastest lap time in each heat.  

“This is amazing. From the moment we did the first runs in practice, the car has felt good, I’ve been comfortable and it felt like I’ve been building on that," said Timmy Hansen. 

"The last run I did just now was one of those runs that you want to do – every corner was right, I knew what I wanted to do and the car just followed,” he adds. 

“It was a brilliant Q2 and it was a perfect Saturday, also with Kevin in second place as a team we have done a perfect Saturday, so it’s a brilliant result.”

Timmy's younger brother Kevin Hansen slots into second place in the overnight standings ahead of Timur Timerzyanov and Andreas Bakkerud.

Krisztian Szabo won race three in Q2 to slot him into fifth overnight. While Cyril Raymond finished second in his heat races and also provisionally held the fastest Q2 time until Hansen had his go in qualifying. 

Janis Baumanis slots into seventh overall in the standings, while Guerlain Chicherit and Niclas Gronholm slot in behind the Latvian.

Timo Scheider won his Q2 race and is tenth overnight ahead of Rokas Baciuska and Liam Doran holds the final spot in twelfth place.  

The drivers with a lot of work to do tomorrow are, Tamas Karai who is in 13th place overall, Guillaume De Ridder slots into fourteenth after tough qualifying run with a pair of fourth place finishes.

Sir Chris Hoy did not have the easiest of days after a jump start in Q1, then spun at the end of Q2 and ended the day in 15th overall.

Anton Marklund failed to make the start in Q1 but won his Q2 heat and is currently ranked 18th, ahead of Herve Knapick who rolled in Q1 and did not start in his Q2 heat.

The FIA World Rallycross Championship result after Qualifying 2. 
TEXT - Junaid Samodien

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