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Mon 30 Oct 2023

Hansen predicts ‘super-tight’ tussle on streets of Hong Kong

Kevin Hansen says fans can look forward to a ‘super-tight’ contest when World RX races into Hong Kong for the first time next weekend...

Kevin Hansen says fans can look forward to a ‘super-tight’ contest when the FIA World Rallycross Championship races into Hong Kong for the first time to conclude its 2023 campaign next weekend (11-12 November).


After taking the chequered flag as runner-up in both legs of the Cape Town double-header earlier this month, Hansen now sits second in the standings as he bids to secure his best ever championship finish.


To do so, the 25-year-old Swede – who competes for Hansen World RX Team – will need to maintain that form in the series’ inaugural event in the Asia-Pacific region. Spectacularly situated, the challenging 1,225-metre circuit in the heart of Hong Kong’s Central Harbourfront Event Space will be surrounded by water and skyscrapers, with the iconic Victoria Harbour on one side of the track and the city’s high-rise financial district on the other.

“I’m really looking forward to going to Hong Kong,” Hansen enthused. “We have some work to do to optimise the car, but we have a great team behind us and from what I’ve seen on the drawings, it looks like a really cool track that should suit us well.


“It’s certainly an amazing location – one of the greatest in the world to host a major sports event. There are walls everywhere and it will be super-tight, and five cars going abreast down to Turn One will be so exciting. To race right in the centre of such an iconic city will be incredible. I can’t wait!”


Tickets for World RX of Hong Kong, China can be purchased here.