WRX vs. Tour de France stage: Time for Tea

As of last weekend the World Rallycross Championship is now firmly over for 2018, leaving the series' drivers with plenty of extra free time on their hands. But there's no rest for the wicked, and nor, evidently, is there any for those of us who get to spend their weekends going sideways in a 600hp supermini.

Instead Team Peugeot Total drivers Sebastien Loeb and Timmy Hansen - fourth and sixth respectively in the 2018 standings - have been enticed back behind the wheel for a new Red Bull Motorsports video, filmed on l'Alpe d'Huez, a scenic stage from the Tour de France. Although for this closed-road run, there's not a cyclist in sight, leaving the nine-time world rally champion Loeb and 2015 WRX runner up Hansen with all 21 corners to themselves.

We're not entirely sure why they're there - aside from fulfilling contractual obligations - but we shan't complain, because between the occasional sped up clip and camera rattle, there's some proper rally driving going on. Handbrake turns, cocked rear wheels and Scandi flicks - they're all there. Hansen even gives Loeb a love tap through a hairpin, in true WRX racing tradition. Bring on 2019.


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  • WJNB 29 Nov 2018

    Look no selfish cyclists, bikers, caravans or motor caravans deliberately blocking the road.

  • bigtrev200 29 Nov 2018

    That's Kevin Hansen, not Timmy. Kevin always drives the yellow 208... and has K.Hansen written in the window.

  • big_rob_sydney 29 Nov 2018

    Nice. I was almost expecting to see Vin Diesel there somewhere. Good bit of fun.

  • Pericoloso 29 Nov 2018

    All a bit pointless as Peugeot have withdrawn from WRX.

  • neil1jnr 29 Nov 2018

    I was expecting an Impreza WRX

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