This is the future

by Tim Whittington |

First sight of Kenneth Hansen Motorsport’s new Citroën DS3.

Today we have the first pictures of Kenneth Hansen Motorsport’s new Citroën DS3 Supercar. Now in its final build at KHM’s Götene workshop the new car is scheduled to have its debut at Höljes on the first weekend of July in the fifth round of the European Rallycross Championship.

Designed and constructed by KHM in cooperation with French team M Technologies, the shell of the new car was delivered to KHM at Essay last month. Since then it has been painted and KHM engineers are now working hard to get the car completed in time for their home ERC round next month. The fourth different Citroën model that KHM has built since 1993 (following the ZX, Xsara and C4), the DS3 breaks with what has been the established technical pattern as it will use a transversely mounted engine.

The Swedish ERC event will be Kenneth Hansen’s first competitive outing since the final round of last year’s championship, but you need not doubt the 50-year-old Swede’s enthusiasm to race again. Between the Portuguese and French ERC rounds his team adjourned to Magny Cours to resolve an engine problem and test its cars. Hansen did most of that testing himself and even several days later was still like a kid in a sweetshop when talking about it. “It felt very good to be back in the cars and I enjoyed it a lot. Usually testing feels like work, but I found it fun this time. Perhaps because I have not raced, they are really great to drive,” said Hansen who plans to test the DS3 before its Höljes debut.


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