HANSEN BROTHERS LAUNCH
YELLOW SQUAD YOUNG DRIVER TEAM
Two of the world’s leading rallycross drivers have formed Yellow Squad by Hansen, a vibrant new Cross Car (XC) team designed to develop young drivers in the sport.
The youngest ever FIA European Rallycross Champion, Kevin Hansen, and 2015 FIA World Rallycross Championship vice-champion Timmy Hansen will use their experience of competing at the highest level in full factory programmes to guide young drivers in the new team, which for 2019 will compete in the RallyX Nordic series.
Drawing on that knowledge and experience, Yellow Squad’s goal is to work with young drivers as they aspire to become professionals in the rallycross world. The Hansen brothers aim to cover all bases to help the young drivers improve their speed, testing efficiency and self-development in training, nutrition and communication.
Cross Car (XC) is one of the very latest categories created by the FIA and has been chosen by Yellow Squad as the first rung of the off-road motorsports ladder. The class will initially run together with the main cross kart category in Sweden and RallyX Nordic, in which Yellow Squad will begin by fielding the competitive Speedcar, the fastest machine through 2018. The team will then introduce the new TN5 XC developed by World Rally Championship star Thierry Neuville’s Life Live team later in the season.
“Timmy and I are very excited to announce Yellow Squad by Hansen! We have been eager to launch a campaign like this for quite some time and to finally be able to deliver it is an incredible feeling. The team will focus on the next generation of drivers wanting to succeed in off-road racing. We want to make sure our drivers can focus on what they are meant to do, drive a car as fast as possible. We aim to share our experiences in everything from how to eat correctly on a lazy day at home to evaluating the driving into the smallest of details. We strongly believe what we have done in the past and are doing right now is a good base to work from.
We will visit some great tracks around Northern Europe as we focus on the RallyX Nordic series, we believe this is the perfect way for our drivers to get a taste for the real deal of rallycross!"
TIMMY HANSEN | YELLOW SQUAD OPERATIONS DIRECTOR
"We are launching Yellow Squad by Hansen to help young boys and girls at the beginning of their motorsport careers. Me and Kevin will help them become the best drivers they can be through offering advice from what we have learnt during our years in the game. At the same time it will personally be a fun new challenge for me to run this team together with my brother.”