Davy Jeanney

A front-runner on the French, European and World Championship stage, Davy Jeanney became the first French driver ever to win a round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship when he piloted a Peugeot 208 WRX to victory at Germany’s Estering in 2015.

Nationality FRA
Date of Birth 6 December, 1986
Birthplace Romorantin-Lanthenay, France
Team  PGRX
Car Hyundai i20
Car number 27
World RX wins 2
World RX podiums 3

 

 

A front-runner on the French, European and World Championship stage, Davy Jeanney became the first French driver ever to win a round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship when he piloted a Peugeot 208 WRX to victory at Germany’s Estering in 2015.

After twice finishing third in the domestic rallycross series in 2008 and 2009 – in Division 2 and Division 1A/Super1600 respectively – Jeanney was crowned champion in the headlining Supercar category in 2010, prompting graduation to the international scene.

From 2011 to 2014, he raced in Euro RX’s Supercar (now Euro RX1) class, achieving ten podium finishes and scooping the championship runner-up spoils in 2013.

Following sporadic World RX appearances in 2014, the Romorantin-Lanthenay native signed up for a full campaign alongside future world champion Timmy Hansen at Team Peugeot-Hansen in 2015, triumphing in Germany and Canada en route to fifth in the overall standings and assisting the Swedish squad to the Teams’ title.

Jeanney competed under the Peugeot-Hansen Academy banner in 2016, but after one-off outings at the Estering in 2017 and on home soil at Lohéac a year later, he retired in 2019 to focus on his business commitments.

He returned to action in the French Autocross Championship at Faleyras in 2021 – qualifying on the front row of the grid for the final – before rejoining the World RX fray in PGRX’s Hyundai i20 for the double-header season finale at the Nürburgring.