|Date of Birth||28 May, 1998|
|Team||Hansen World RX Team|
|Car||Peugeot 208 RX1e|
|World RX wins||2|
|World RX podiums||17|
The younger brother of 2019 World RX Champion, Timmy Hansen, and son of rallycross legend Kenneth Hansen, Kevin Hansen began his career in karting in 2005 before claiming the ROK Junior World Championship title in 2010.
Running under the Hansen Junior Team banner, in 2012, Hansen won the JRX Junior Rallycross Cup – on the support bill to the FIA European Rallycross Championship – which he retained in 2013. Stepping up to RX Lites in 2014, he finished runner-up in his rookie campaign before going one better in 2015 to lift the trophy. Impressively, he reached the rostrum in each of his 11 outings in the single-make series.
Shortly after, the Swede made history as the youngest driver ever to compete in a World RX event when he debuted at the highest level in the season-closing World RX of Argentina aged 17 years and 6 months – progressing through to the final in the high-calibre, 19-strong field.
In 2016, he moved up to Supercar full-time to contest Euro RX, where four wins and a runner-up finish from five starts saw him crowned champion at the first time of asking. He dovetailed that successful title bid with a partial World RX challenge – and picked up the FIA ‘Rookie of the Year’ accolade at the end of the season.
The following year, Hansen took the next step in entering every round of the World Championship as a third entry for Team Peugeot-Hansen. Piloting a Peugeot 208, he secured eighth place in the standings in both 2017 and 2018, advancing to the final on eight occasions.
2019 marked his breakthrough campaign in World RX, winning the Abu Dhabi season-opener and tallying four further podiums en route to third in the title table, while playing a vital role in Team Hansen MJP’s successful acquisition of the Teams’ crown.
Two more rostrum appearances in 2020 propelled the younger Hansen to fifth in the Drivers’ classification, while a second career triumph in the Catalunya curtain-raiser in 2021 – allied to six subsequent podiums – earned him fourth overall and the family-run outfit a second Teams’ title in three years. He followed that up with a trio of runner-up results in 2022 – the inaugural campaign of World RX’s electric era – but disqualification over a technical infringement in the Nürburgring finale cost him a top three championship finish.