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12 Apr 2012

PR: Hansen Motorsport

Category: Press Releases Posted 12.04.12 20:43 by

Hard opening for Hansen in the ERC.

The European Rallycross Championship season didn’t get off to the best of starts for the Hansen Motorsport team at the cold and rainy Lydden Hill in England.


The weekend started in a sad way when the team’s Russian and ERC title favorite driver Timur Timerzyanov, was denied entry to the country at the British boarder. The reason is not clear, but due to new strict safety regulations for the Olympics in London this summer several other Russian athletes together with Timur was stopped because of visa problems and forced to turn back. “It feels really sad and unfair,” says team boss Kenneth Hansen. “His Citroën DS3 is here all new and shiny just waiting for the race. But things happen and we just have to re-focus to the next race in France in three weeks.”


Norwegian Alexander Hvaal made a good and promising debut in the Hansen team in his Citroën C4. Under the difficult circumstances on the track Alexander showed that he was quick and professional in his driving. A nice eight place in the first heat was unfortunately followed by a mistake in the second and a DNF in the third, due to technical problems.


Eric Färén in the Super1600 class qualified fourth and finished sixth in the B final with the Citroën C2. Erik suffered from the moisture on the windscreen when he was behind other cars. In the last heat he showed his potential by taking the start and with a clean windscreen he did a great drive and was fourth overall.


American Tanner Foust won the first round of the European Championship in SuperCar ahead of Norwegian Mats Lysen and Englishman Liam Doran. In Super1600 Finnish Jussi-Petteri Läppihalme won.