Peugeot Sport confirmed that the Dakar 2018 will be the last
It will catch anyone by surprise. Peugeot Sport took the decision to extend for another year program in rally-raids with the aim of Sébastien Loeb, last driver to reach this particular Dream Team, carried off his third. Own alsaciano He admitted recently that the Dakar 2018 could be the last chance to win the South American race, it is now signing the lion confirming their participation in next January rally-raid demanding the planet be the last.
The announcement, which has come through the French middle Autohebdo in an interview with Jean-Marc Finot, responsible for PSA Motorsport, the strategy change is confirmed by the signature Sochaux, which only an international program will be limited from next year, situation that extends and DS Citroën Automobiles. This leaves the World RallyCross as the basis of all the sports program of the French manufacturer with Sébastien Loeb as the main ambassador and an eye to the future electrical regulations for the World RX is not expected to arrive before 2020.
Participate in the Dakar 2018 with Peugeot, then the decision of the PSA group is limited to an international sports program brand. So let's give up it.
As it is implied in the statement made by Peugeot Sport last week, the other program is sacrificed Le Mans. The ACO and FIA's decision to roll back the arrival of the technical regulation to the LMP1 racing variant plug-in hybrid, He led the brand leaders to make the decision to bet on electric technology and World RallyCross.
Uncertainties regarding the LM P1 2020 regulations did not help. If there is now a desire to evolve towards a sharp reduction in the budget, it is not written and no clear planning. The second point of concern were rivals at the time of our arrival, and again, the visibility was not good. Pluggin was not necessarily expensive. It was supposed to include a reserve of extra battery, but while Peugeot ordered this battery was standardized to stop any escalation of budgets.
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