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12 Jun 2016

ERX: Hansen wins in Hell

Category: ERX, News Posted 12.06.16 19:33 by

A hell-raising Euro RX final has been won in hell by the Swedish youngster Kevin, who took a clean-sweep in qualifying and a start-to-finish win in the Final. Tord Linnerud and Tamas Pal Kiss make up the podium.

Kevin Hansen has won his second event of the 2016 European Rallycross Championship.

A dominant display in the weekend’s final, epitomised a flawless weekend performance in Hell for the young Swede. Starting from pole Hansen took an early lead whilst near carnage erupted behind him. An electrical failure at the mid-point left Jerome Grosset-Janin with wiper failure and extremely poor visibility, with Hedstrom and Kiss tussling and the former spinning out with Kiss going wide with a puncture. Hansen continued to extend his lead ahead, flying over the line ahead of Linnerud and Kiss.

 

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Kevin Hansen leads the final from Tamas-Pal Kiss and Tord Linnerud. © JKR/ERC24

 

Having led most the most of the Euro RX’s second round throughout the weekend’s qualification, the Swede entered the first semi-final in Hell on pole.

Hansen comfortably won his semi-final, beating fellow Swede Peter Hedstrom and Albatec Racing driver Jerome Grosset-Janin who made up the top three in into the final.

SF1 Result:
1. Kevin HANSEN
2. Peter HEDSTRÖM
3. Jérôme GROSSET-JANIN

Hungarian Tamas-Pal Kiss had been a close competitor to Hansen throughout the weekend, with a semi-final two win guaranteeing a start alongside Hansen in the final. Fredrik Salsten and Tord Linnerud both also progressed to the final having finished second and third respectively in their semi-final.

SF2 Result:

1. Tamas-Pal KISS
2. Fredrik SALSTEN
3. Tord LINNERUD