Hvaal unfortunate first

by Hal Ridge |

Track action is well underway at Lydden Hill, but it hasn’t been a great start to the season for Alexander Hvaal, who’s Hansen Motorsport Citroen DS3 lost the engine on his final lap of first practice.

The team are now frantically changing the engine in time for the first heat. “It takes an hour to swap the engine, if your fast” said Susann Hansen. Arguably one of, if not THE most experienced team in the paddock, there is no panic in the Hansen camp, the engineers removing the failed unit with controlled speed.

Just next door to Hvaal in the Hansen Motorsport awning, Red Bull athlete Timur Timerzyanov also pulled off in first practice, only suffering a puncture. Knut-Ove Borseth didn’t manage to avoid drama either, hampered by a sticking throttle on his first lap before pulling off.


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