FIA WORLD RALLYCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP – ROUND 5, HELL (NOR)
DRIVERS' QUOTES

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Saturday 9 June, 2018
 
           
DRIVER QUOTES AFTER DAY 1

Sébastien LOEB - PEUGEOT 208 WRX #9
"I feel OK! We had 2 good heats in Q1 & Q2 & we’re now 2nd overall behind Kristoffersson. Since he won the 2 heats, it was difficult to beat him. We have to keep pushing, there are still 2 qualifying heats to go. We can improve a few things as I believe I was a little bit slow behind him in Q2. The target is always to score as many points as possible. I will also try to have a better start. My 2nd start today was bad & I ended-up behind so hopefully, we find something better for tomorrow."
 
Timmy HANSEN - PEUGEOT 208 WRX #21
"The weekend started very well. We had a lot of speed: this morning I was fastest in practice. But we haven’t been able to turn that into good results. I’m 5th overnight when I wanted to be on top. So I’m a bit disappointed with how the day has gone. But still, we know the speed is there from this morning. We just have to find the details & keep focused. I still want to win the race & the finals are tomorrow, so all the possibilities are there."
 
Kevin HANSEN - PEUGEOT 208 WRX #71
"It was a good 1st day. We had some technical issues in the practice & changed the set-up for Q1. So for sure that was a challenge! But I’m really happy that we found the problem & have a good car again. We tried to optimize the day. Overall I think with P6 & P5, it’s not bad. We aren’t far away from a really good set-up... So I’m really happy about today!"
 
DRIVER QUOTES AFTER QUALIFYING 1
 
Sebastien LOEB - PEUGEOT 208 WRX #9
“It was a good Q1! I had a good starting position with the pole, I was able to keep the 1st position in the 1st corner & from that point, I had a clean race. I tried to push hard during the entire run. It was a tough fight with the rivals, the gap between the cars is very small so to finish 2nd in this quali is a satisfying result & a good start in the day!”
 
Kevin HANSEN - PEUGEOT 208 WRX #71
"We did some changes in the set-up after practice this morning, so it was a completely new feeling in the car in Q1. It took some time to get used to it but the run was very good. To be in the front, then come side by side with Ekström, push him a bit wide & take the lead with Timmy behind, following through, was really nice! The car works well & we'll look to gain more speed in Q2 this afternoon."

Timmy HANSEN - PEUGEOT 208 WRX #21
"Q1 was a stable run, I started 5th after the draw so I wasn't able to take the lead & I got a bit stuck behind Ekström. I didn't get a good rhythm in my car as he was blocking a bit. Anyway I'm happy that we finished 6th & not 5th because that means i'll have the pole in my race for Q2."
 
Friday 8 June, 2018
            
DRIVER QUOTES AFTER FREE PRACTICE
 
Sébastien LOEB - PEUGEOT 208 WRX #9
"We tried different things tonight. The objective wasn’t to score the best time but to get used to the track, to the car, to find the set-up. Now we still have some work to do: we just had the debriefing & we’ll look at the videos in order to find the right set-up & a good feeling for tomorrow."
 
Timmy HANSEN – PEUGEOT 208 WRX #21
"It’s a very good rhythm & the balance we have in the PEUGEOT 208 makes it even better ; it’s like if I’m driving the circuit & the car just follows whatever I want to do! It was a very good session & a very good first feeling. I had a lot of fun today so hopefully I can carry on with the same tomorrow!"
 
Kevin HANSEN – PEUGEOT 208 WRX #71
"This track is very unique & takes some time to get used to. But I'm quite happy after these few runs! We had no major problems so we just need to do small changes on the car & the driving and we’ll be in the rhythm! Looking forward to racing!"
 
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