Timmy Hansen Joins Nitrocross For Season Finale

February 26, 2024Joe Moore

2019 World Rallycross Champion Timmy Hansen will join the Nitrocross grid for the final two rounds in Las Vegas this weekend.

A Rallycross Legend 

Timmy Hansen has pretty much done it all when it comes to Rallycross. Winning the 2019 World RX title and winning multiple rounds of the championship throughout his career. Hansen won the 2019 championship via countback as Andreas Bakkerud tied Hansen in points at the final round of the season. To date, Hansen has won 13 World RX events and finished on the podium 44 times. Timmy Hansen was the first son of Rallycross legend Kenneth Hansen to make his World RX debut. Debuting in the European RX in 2012 and World RX in 2014. The 31-year-old Swede has been one of the top drivers in the World RX since 2019. Having finished top three in every season since then besides this past season. 

A Familiar Face

Timmy Hansen isn’t a stranger to the Nitrocross-style tracks. In fact, Hansen won the first-ever Nitrocross event back in 2018 in Utah when the event was only a one-off. Hansen also finished third in the 2021 Nitro Rallycross championship. The championship’s first year of existence. After the 2021 season, Hansen left the championship to focus on the World RX. However, the Swede has made his interest in Nitrocross known recently. Hansen isn’t only a familiar face to the series, he’s also a familiar face to many of the drivers. As Hansen has competed against the likes of Andreas Bakkerud, Kevin Eriksson, Travis Pastrana and championship leader Robin Larsson before. 

Who Will Hansen Drive For? 

Timmy Hansen will join the Dreyer & Reinbold Racing team for the final two rounds. This means he will be teammates with Fraser McConnell and IndyCar star Conor Daly. Robin Larsson and Andreas Bakkerud will suit up for the other DRR team.