Kenneth Hansen (rallycross)

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Kenneth Hansen
Kenneth Hansen 2009-05-03 002.jpg
Kenneth Hansen in 2009
Nationality Sweden Swedish
Born (1960-09-29) September 29, 1960 (age 57)
Götene, Sweden
Related to Kevin Hansen (son)
Timmy Hansen (son)
FIA ERX Supercar Championship
Years active 2011
Former teams Hansen Motorsport
Starts 2
Wins 0
Podiums 2
Best finish 15th in 2011
FIA ERX Division 1 (1997–2010) Championship
Years active 19972010
Former teams Hansen Motorsport
Starts 140
Championships 8 (1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008)
Wins 41
Podiums 95
FIA ERX Division 2 (1982–1996) Championship
Years active 19931996
Former teams Hansen Motorsport
Starts 44
Championships 2 (1994, 1996)
Wins 16
Podiums 35
FIA ERX Division 1 (1982–1996) Championship
Years active 19871992
Former teams Hansen Motorsport
Starts 63
Championships 4 (1989, 1990, 1991, 1992)
Wins 16
Podiums 38
Previous series
National Swedish Karting series
Swedish Rallycross Championship

Svend Kenneth Hansen, born 29 September 1960 and hailing from Götene, is a Swedish rallycross driver with Danish roots. His late father, Svend Hansen, can be regarded as the inventor of the so-called Joker Lap for rallycross. Hansen has been part of the European rallycross elite since the late 1980s and has won an FIA European Championships for Rallycross Drivers title no less than 14 times up until the year 2008. He holds most of the records for rallycross, including the amount (249) of attended European rounds.

Racing career[edit]

Hansen began his racing career with karting in 1976 and via folkrace and rallying made his way to national rallycross in 1983. After a few years successful national racing, crowned by his first Swedish Rallycross Championship in 1986 when he drove a Volvo Amazon, he entered international rallycross in 1987 with an ex-Lars Nyström Volvo 240 Turbo.[1] After changing to a 500+bhp Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth in 1989 Hansen instantly became the driver to beat of the former Division 1 (2WD Group A cars), claiming the FIA European titles of four consecutive years here. However, in his first year he was, for the first and only time during his ERC career, excluded from an event, after it was proven that he had been using illegal 103 octane race-fuel during the Norwegian 1989 European round.

From 1993 and onwards, Hansen competed exclusively with Citroën cars. At the end of the 2010 season, Hansen wound down his own racing activities to be able to develop his team Hansen Motorsport. In March 2013, Hansen was appointed to the FIA's then-newly created Driver's Commission as one of 12 driver representatives.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Kenneth Hansen still lives in his birth town of Götene with his wife Susann Hansen (née Bergvall); herself a successful rallycross driver and winner of the 1994 European Cup for Drivers of Group N cars up to 1400cc. Together they have two sons; Kevin, born in 1998, and Timmy, born in 1992. Both sons have followed their parents footsteps to race in rallycross for Hansen Motorsport.

Racing record[edit]

Complete FIA European Rallycross Championship results[edit]

Division 1[edit]

Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 ERX Points
1987 Kenneth Hansen Volvo 240 Turbo AUT
7
SWE
(14)
FIN
3
ESP
7
FRA
(NC)
IRE
(7)
BEL
3
NED
5
NOR
(7)
GBR
2
GER
3
5th 94
1988 Kenneth Hansen Volvo 240 Turbo ESP
(9)
DEN
6
SWE
(7)
FIN
6
IRE
(11)
FRA
3
BEL
3
NED
(15)
NOR
6
GBR
3
GER
4
6th 91
1989 Kenneth Hansen Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth ESP
DNS
AUT
1
SWE
2
FIN
(17)
IRE
2
FRA
1
BEL
2
NED
2
NOR
(DSQ)
GBR
3
GER
(6)
1st 123
1990 Hansen Motorsport Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth AUT
4
SWE
(10)
FIN
1
IRE
1
FRA
(6)
BEL
(6)
NED
1
NOR
1
GER
4
GBR
3
1st 121
1991 Hansen Motorsport Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth POR
1
AUT
(2)
FIN
(2)
FRA
1
IRE
1
SWE
1
BEL
1
NED
1
NOR
1
GBR
(2)
GER
(6)
1st 140
1992 Hansen Motorsport Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth GBR
2
AUT
DNS
POR
2
FIN
1
SWE
(3)
FRA
(4)
IRE
1
BEL
2
NED
2
NOR
1
GER
(3)
1st 128

Division 2[edit]

Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 ERX Points
1993 Hansen Motorsport Citroën ZX 16V Turbo AUT
1
POR
2
FRA
(6)
IRE
4
SWE
1
FIN
(6)
BEL
2
NED
1
NOR
1
GER
(6)
2nd 127
1994 Hansen Motorsport Citroën ZX 16V Turbo AUT
1
POR
1
FRA
(4)
IRE
2
GBR
2
SWE
1
FIN
(2)
BEL
1
NED
(3)
NOR
1
GER
(2)
1st 134
1995 Hansen Motorsport Citroën ZX 16V Turbo AUT
3
POR
2
FRA
(3)
SWE
1
GBR
1
IRE
1
BEL
2
NED
2
NOR
(5)
FIN
(4)
CZE
(6)
GER
1
2nd 146
1996 Hansen Motorsport Citroën ZX 16V Turbo AUT
(3)
POR
(6)
FRA
2
SWE
2
IRE
(3)
GBR
1
BEL
1
NED
2
NOR
2
CZE
(2)
GER
1
1st 128

Division 1*[edit]

Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 ERX Points
1997 Hansen Motorsport Citroën ZX 16V Turbo AUT
4
FRA
4
POR
2
GBR
(4)
SWE
2
FIN
2
BEL
1
NOR
2
CZE
5
GER
6
2nd 114
1998 Hansen Motorsport Citroën Xsara VTS T16 AUT
1
POR
2
FRA
(5)
SWE
(6)
GBR
2
FIN
2
BEL
1
NOR
1
GER
2
CZE
(2)
1st 128
1999 Hansen Motorsport Citroën Xsara VTS T16 CZE
4
FRA
2
POR
1
SWE
(10)
FIN
5
BEL
1
NED
3
NOR
(6)
GER
1
2nd 117
2000 Hansen Motorsport Citroën Xsara WRC POR
(6)
FRA
1
CZE
2
SWE
1
BEL
(6)
NED
1
NOR
2
POL
2
GER
1
1st 131
2001 Hansen Motorsport Citroën Xsara WRC FRA
1
POR
1
AUT
1
CZE
(5)
SWE
(1)
BEL
3
NED
(4)
NOR
1
POL
(12)
GER
2
1st 112
2002 Hansen Motorsport Citroën Xsara WRC POR
1
FRA
1
AUT
(2)
CZE
1
SWE
1
BEL
3
NED
2
NOR
1
POL
1
GER
(5)
1st 152
2003 Hansen Motorsport Citroën Xsara T16 POR
1
FRA
2
AUT
1
CZE
(6)
SWE
1
BEL
1
NED
1
NOR
2
POL
(8)
GER
1
1st 154
2004 Hansen Motorsport Citroën Xsara T16 POR
3
FRA
(6)
CZE
2
AUT
1
NOR
1
SWE
2
BEL
1
NED
3
POL
(6)
GER
1
1st 144
2005 Hansen Motorsport Citroën Xsara T16 FRA
1
POR
1
AUT
1
CZE
(10)
NOR
2
SWE
(6)
BEL
3
NED
3
POL
3
GER
2
1st 139
2006 Hansen Motorsport Citroën C4 T16 POR
1
FRA
3
CZE
3
AUT
1
SWE
2
HUN
(5)
BEL
4
NED
6
NOR
2
POL
6
GER
(7)
2nd 139
2007 Hansen Motorsport Citroën C4 T16 POR
3
FRA
2
HUN
2
AUT
(7)
SWE
4
NOR
5
BEL
4
NED
1
POL
2
CZE
(18)
2nd 124
2008 Hansen Motorsport Citroën C4 T16 POR
2
FRA
3
HUN
1
AUT
(8)
NOR
2
SWE
2
BEL
3
NED
2
CZE
1
POL
4
GER
(7)
1st 151
2009 Hansen Motorsport Citroën C4 T16 GBR
1
POR
(5)
FRA
5
HUN
4
AUT
2
SWE
5
BEL
3
GER
(11)
POL
3
CZE
11
3rd 110
2010 Hansen Motorsport Citroën C4 T16 POR
3
FRA
(6)
GBR
2
HUN
3
SWE
2
FIN
4
BEL
(7)
GER
2
POL
3
CZE
3
2nd 124

* Division 2 was rebranded as Division 1 in 1997.

Supercar[edit]

Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 ERX Points
2011 Hansen Motorsport Citroën DS3 T16 GBR POR FRA NOR SWE
2
BEL NED AUT POL CZE
2
15th 34

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kenneth Hansen « Hansen Motorsport". Archived from the original on 28 September 2013. Retrieved 26 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "KENNETH HANSEN APPOINTED - FIA'S DRIVER COMMISSION". Retrieved 26 September 2013. 

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Bjørn Skogstad
European Rallycross Division 1 Champion
1989, 1990, 1991, 1992
Succeeded by
Ludvig Hunsbedt
Preceded by
Jean-Luc Pailler
European Rallycross Division 2* Champion
1994
*Division 2 was rebranded as Division 1 in 1997
Succeeded by
Martin Schanche
Preceded by
Martin Schanche
European Rallycross Division 2* Champion
1996
*Division 2 was rebranded as Division 1 in 1997
Succeeded by
Ludvig Hunsbedt
Preceded by
Ludvig Hunsbedt
European Rallycross Division 1 Champion
1998
Succeeded by
Per Eklund
Preceded by
Per Eklund
European Rallycross Division 1 Champion
2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
Succeeded by
Lars Larsson
Preceded by
Lars Larsson
European Rallycross Division 1 Champion
2008
Succeeded by
Sverre Isachsen