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25 Sep 2012

PR: Hansen Motorsport

Category: Press Releases Posted 25.09.12 12:49 by

Timur Timerzyanov is the new European Rallycross Champion and Timmy Hansens had a great ERC debut.

 

Russian Timur Timerzyanov is the new European Rallycross Champion in SuperCars. Already when the Hansen Motorsport driver lined up for the A final with his Citroën DS3 he had secured the title and the single point that was previously missing. Timur showed his skills by taking the start from the third position and then, with a superb and flawless drive, won the A final. “This is a special day for me,” Timur laughed. “It is a dream coming true. Me and the car worked perfect together despite I did some small mistakes. It was great to celebrate with a victory, just as I wanted.”

Hansen Motorsport team manager Kenneth Hansen shined together with his new Champion. “This was Timur’s year,” Kenneth praised Timur. “He has became better and better and has handled the pressure on him very well.” However, the whole Hansen team had some more things to celebrate beside Timur’s success. Team principal Kenneth’ oldest son Timmy Hansen did a Rallycross debut that will be remembered for a long time. He drove the team’s second Citroën DS3 and started off with a third time in Free Practice, continued through difficult qualifying sessions and ended with a victory in the C final, then victory in the B final and eventually an impressive fifth place overall in the A final.

“It feels simply fantastic,” Timmy cheered. “What a weekend, I can hardly believe it. It might be one of the funniest and greatest races I’ve ever had so far in my career. The track conditions were horrible. With such heavy rain falls all day the races are so intensive and incredibly demanding for the concentration. Through the promoting system I did three finals within one hour. In the A final me and Tanner Foust had a good fight and in the end I was only a tenth of a second behind Mats Lysen [fourth place] over the finish line.” Behind winner Timur Timerzyanov Briton Liam Doran became the runner-up while Swede Peter Hedström made it to third place. Norwegian Alexander Hvaal, who usually drives a Citroën C4 of Hansen Motorsport, had to cancel the two last ERC rounds due to illness.

In Super1600s Eric Färén did a brilliant drive in the pouring rain with his Citroën C2 and finished, despite a chaotic A final, on fourth place. He was third when going for the Joker Lap, but when coming out of the detour his car was hit in the side, lost a wheel and Färén was forced into retirement. Timmy’s little brother Kevin Hansen continued his good driving in the junior class, the JRX Cup. He won the A final ahead of Russian Marat Knyazev.

 

Photo: ERC debutant Timmy Hansen (right) battling it out in the mud with American Tanner Foust. © JKR/ERC24