Peugeot has expanded its Motorsport activities as it recently announced its entry into the newly-formed World Rallycross Championship this year in partnership with multiple-title winning squad Hansen Motorsport.

Peugeot has a rich history in Rallycross, with 4 consecutive European title victories to its name between 1987 and 1990 on the Peugeot 205 T16. Hansen Motorsport, on the other hand, has won a total of 18 European crowns.

The official name of the resulting team is Team Peugeot-Hansen and, in association with Peugeot’s longstanding partner Total, it will compete with a 208 T16 silhouette version of the 208. The programme will cover all 12 rounds of the championship which is due to kick off in May.

Bruno Famin, Peugeot Sport director, said: “We were attracted to rallycross by a long list of factors, including its spectacular side, the big crowds it draws and the cars that are involved. We naturally sought to strike up a relationship with one of the best teams in the business, namely Hansen Motorsport.”