World RX – Timmy Hansen lands first blow in title fight
Team Hansen MJP’s Timmy Hansen took first blood in the fight to become the 2019 FIA World Rallycross Champion on the SABAT World RX of South Africa with quickest time in Q1.
Hansen took the hole shot in Q1 trudge 2 with a sideways switch around the originate air on crew mate and brother Kevin Hansen, to take the trudge take and the quickest time. Hansen’s closest title rival, Monster Vitality RX Cartel’s Andreas Bakkerud – appropriate one point in the inspire of in the aspects trudge – overtook a mercurial initiating Jere Kalliokoski in flip 1 of trudge 2 and went on to take and space P2 to Hansen in Q1.
GRX Taneco’s Niclas Gronholm appropriate made it to the Q1 grid after a gearbox misfortune in Free Say however took the hole shot and won with P3 time in the session. Sweden’s Kevin Hansen – the third driver inquisitive concerning the title-fight – performed 2nd to Timmy Hansen in Q1 trudge 2 and modified into P4 in the session, in entrance of ALL-INKL.COM Muennich Motorsport’s Timo Scheider, who had a unhappy initiate in trudge 2 and GRX’s Timur Timerzayanov, who additionally made a leisurely initiate in Q1 trudge 4 however fought inspire to beat EKS Sport’s Krisztian Szabo to victory and P6 time.
Monster Vitality RX Cartel’s Liam Doran missed his Q1 trudge after an engine misfortune in Free Say compelled the crew to work exhausting on the Audi S1 and the British driver didn’t web it to the grid.