- BORN: 21 May 1992
- NATIONALITY: Sweden
- HOME TOWN: Gotene
- INTERESTS: Training, Triathlon and cooking
Son of Kenneth Hansen, the most successful rallycross driver to date with 14 FIA European Rallycross titles to his name, Timmy Hansen has gone on to establish himself as a master of the discipline in his own right too.
Despite his roots, Hansen began his motorsport career in circuit racing before focusing on rallycross in 2012. After finishing third overall in the 2013 FIA European Rallycross Championship, Hansen progressed to the FIA World Rallycross Championship at the wheel of a Peugeot 208 WRX and scored his and the car’s maiden success in the Italian RX on his way to fourth overall before a successful 2015 World RX season yielded three more wins (Norway, France, Turkey) and the runners-up spot behind Petter Solberg.
In 2016, Hansen was joined at Team Peugeot-Hansen by nine-time WRC Champion Sebastien Loeb with the Swede taking a win at World RX of Canada. Picking up four more podiums in 2017, Hansen will enter into a fifth consecutive season with the French manufacturer in 2018, but the first since Peugeot’s decision to take its World RX effort in-house. Utilising resources from the firm’s winning Dakar Rally programme, Hansen will compete alongside Loeb under the Team Peugeot Total banner