Wednesday 1 May 2019

Timmy Hansen bounces back with an historic clean sweep.

PHOTO CREDIT: Red Bull Content Pool.
Team Hansen MJP's Timmy Hansen bounced back from a disappointing Abu Dhabi to deliver a dominant and unbeatable performance in Barcelona, to become one of three drivers in the history books to claim a clean sweep.

After a devastating first round in Abu Dhabi for Timmy, which required a complete rebuild [chassis and rollcage] of his Peugeot 208 WRX Supercar after a collision with Andreas Bakkerud, he proved to be the driver beat from the start of Q1 in Barcelona. 

Hansen won every single qualifying session, the semi-final and the final. The Swede's win in Spain is only his sixth World RX career victory.

“I think this has been the best weekend of my career so far. We got off to the best possible start on Saturday, winning the qualifying heats, and then we won the semi-final too," said Timmy Hansen. 

Timmy lined up alongside his brother in the final, but produced a faultless drive in the final and claimed victory. Younger brother Kevin claimed second place in the final making it a 1-2 for Team Hansen MJP. 

''For the final I lined up against Kevin, and we played a good team game as we agreed that we would give each other plenty of room," he said. "The final was perfect as well, and when I saw in my mirror that Kevin was behind me to finish second, that was a really special moment as well."

"I was actually feeling very emotional: this was the perfect revenge after everything that happened in Abu Dhabi," he adds. "Now I’m just going to enjoy the moment and head to Spa with even more confidence."

TEXT - Junaid Samodien

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