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After a cautious start to the 2017 Dakar Rally on Monday, Sébastien Loeb hit the ground running on Day 2 to win the event’s second stage which formed part of today’s run from Resistencia to San Miguel de Tucuman. The Frenchman’s PEUGEOT 3008DKR has gone straight to the top of the provisional leaderboard as a result.peugeot-dakar17-day-2 Read More »

A few weeks ago, in September 2016, PEUGEOT revealed its new racing beast, aiming to retain its Dakar winner’s title. After some testing session, in the hands of the 4 famous drivers/co-drivers, it’s now time to dress up the combat gear! peugeot-3008dkr17a Read More »

Peugeot pre-Silk Way16a– In just 25 days and for the first time since the Dakar Rally, three PEUGEOT 2008 DKRs will line up together, on this occasion in Moscow’s Red Square ahead of their return to competitive action in the Silk Way Rally (SWR), which will be held from July 8-24, 2016.
– The Silk Way Rally follows the legendary route traced by the famous Silk Road, passing through Russia, Kazakhstan and China via their capitals Moscow, Astana and Beijing. On the programme are no fewer than 16 days of racing comprising 15 stages, covering a total distance of 10,734 kilometres – 4,105km of which will be against the clock.
– The major new technical addition to the PEUGEOT 2008 DKR is the introduction of air conditioning, which will doubtless be welcomed by the crews as they tackle the Gobi Desert! The heat is similarly a factor in Morocco, where the final testing phase is currently underway to fine-tune the set-up and development of the car, with a primary focus on the areas of shock absorption and engine management. Read More »

Peugeot Dakar16f– Peugeot has won the Dakar on just its second participation in the South American event
– The Peugeot 2008 DKRs claimed nine stage wins out of a possible 12, including seven one-twos and two one-two-threes
– Exactly 25 years since his first victory (on a bike), Stéphane Peterhansel has sealed his 12th Dakar success (six on a bike, and six in a car together with co-driver Jean-Paul Cottret
– Cyril Despres/David Castera and Sébastien Loeb/Daniel Elena were the big surprises of the Dakar, finishing seventh and ninth respectively
– Three of the four PEUGEOT 2008 DKRs entered have reached the finish. Carlos Sainz and Lucas Cruz were the leaders with just four days to go, but were not able to join their team mates on the finish ramp – having made a key contribution however to the result Read More »

Peugeot Dakar16e– Action day in the Team Peugeot Total as Sébastien Loeb rolled over and gives the lead to his team mate Stéphane Peterhansel.
– Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena were the rally leaders as the crews left Salta, but it was to become an unfortunate day for the duo. They lost six minutes stuck in the sand at the start of the second half of the stage, and then rolled just around 10 kilometres from the finish. The crew were able to fix the car themselves and reach the stage finish with a time loss of 1h08m.
– Carlos Sainz was fastest on the stage at the penultimate waypoint, but ended up second at the end, despite having the handicap of opening the road. Read More »

– Peugeot 2008DKR16’s presently lead this most-enduring and tortuous two-week rally
– Background and links to keep up-to-date with the exciting news on the 2016 Dakar event
– Daily news and pictures are available through central hub: http://www.redbullcontentpool.comPeugeot Dakar16c Read More »

Peugeot Dakar16a– Peugeot 2008DKR16’s presently lead this most-enduring and tortuous two-week rally
– Background and links to keep up-to-date with the exciting news on the 2016 Dakar event
– Daily news and pictures are available through central hub: http://www.redbullcontentpool.com
– Media information quick guide highlights key facts: https://lc.cx/4SoY

Jujuy The four PEUGEOT 2008 DKRs in the Top 5! Read More »