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Team Peugeot Hansen travels to Portugal this weekend for round two of the 2017 FIA World Rallycross Championship at Montalegre where Sébastien Loeb and Timmy Hansen are targeting maximum points.

– In contrast to Barcelona, which was more of an asphalt-biased track, with hard-packed gravel, Montalegre features much softer dirt and calls for a very different set-up, especially in terms of the cars’ damping. Read More »

The opening round of the 2017 FIA WorldRX Championship at Barcelona, Spain, saw the PEUGEOT 208 WRX 2017 reveal real potential for the fiercely-competitive campaign ahead.

– Saturday’s qualifying was troubled by rain, but Timmy Hansen overcame the adverse conditions to reach the final which saw him match the pace of his rivals. With overtaking never easy at Barcelona, he crossed the finish line in fifth place to get Team Peugeot Hansen’s 2017 campaign off to an optimistic start ahead of what promises to be an extremely competitive year as Audi and Volkswagen join Ford and Peugeot in the WorldRX. Read More »

Ahead of the opening round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship this weekend, Sébastien Loeb and Timmy Hansen are to take the wraps off the all-new, 2017-configuration PEUGEOT 208 WRX which proudly boasts a bold new livery and a strikingly aggressive look. Kevin Hansen, meanwhile, is fired-up to start his maiden full campaign at the pinnacle of the sport behind the wheel of his ‘2016 plus’-specification 208. Read More »

peugeot-pre-rx17Team Peugeot Hansen will be back in action in this year’s FIA World Rallycross Championship which promises to deliver yet another fiercely fought season, with the calendar due to kick off in Barcelona, Spain, on April 1-2. Sébastien Loeb and Timmy Hansen have the 2017 Drivers’ and Teams’ crowns in their sights, while young Kevin Hansen will continue his apprenticeship of the world series. Read More »

peugeot-dakar17-day-2The brand new PEUGEOT 3008DKRs of Peterhansel/Cottret, Loeb/Elena and Despres/Castera completed the 2017 Dakar Rally’s 9,000-kilometre run through Paraguay, Bolivia and Argentina on the top three steps of the final podium in Buenos.

Today’s landmark one-two-three result takes PEUGEOT’s score on the famous cross-country rally to six outright victories and is ideally timed to coincide with the launch of the new Peugeot 3008 SUV’s career across the world. Read More »

Today’s thrilling stage saw Team Peugeot Total’s Peterhansel/Cottret and Loeb/Elena engage in a breath-taking clash which saw them complete the leg’s 292 competitive kilometres split by just 18 seconds. With only one day remaining, Peterhansel/Cottret are in a strong position to win the 2017 Dakar Rally thanks to an overnight cushion of 5m32s over Loeb/Elena.

– There was always a strong possibility that Leg 11 of the 2017 Dakar Rally would prove decisive ahead of Saturday’s short competitive burst, and the expected battle lived up every bit to its promise. The two Team Peugeot Total crews involved in the final run-in for this year’s victory gave it everything they had at the wheel of their respective PEUGEOT 3008DKRs. Read More »

Thursday’s stage, made hazardous for competitors by some particularly tricky navigation, saw the three PEUGEOT 3008DKRs lock out the podium for the fourth time since the start of the 2017 Dakar Rally. The result has taken the three crews even further clear at the top of the leaderboard. Peterhansel/Cottret notched up their third stage victory of the event and are back in the lead, although the day’s sporting news was marred by the accidental injury sustained by biker Simon Marcic.

– Stage 10 of the 2017 Dakar Rally provided crews with more complex navigation which caused many of them to squander chunks of time as they endeavoured to trigger the Passage Control waypoints. Meanwhile, Peterhansel/Cottret collided with a motorcycle competitor travelling in the opposite direction along a narrow trail. Read More »

PEUGEOT 3008DKRs claimed the three fastest times for the second time since the start of the 2017 Dakar Rally. Sébastien LOEB, Stéphane PETERHANSEL and Cyril DESPRES locked out the podium on Tuesday’s shortened stage to make it an all-Team Peugeot Total overall top three once more, with the provisional leaderboard topped by LOEB/ELENA.

– The three surviving PEUGEOT 3008DKRs made their mark on the 2017 Dakar Rally’s marathon test by posting the three best times on Stage 8. Sébastien LOEB and Daniel ELENA topped Tuesday’s order with an effort of 4h11m2s which has taken them 1m38s clear of team-mates Stéphane PETERHANSEL/Jean-Paul COTTRET who were second quickest today (+3m35s). The sold run of Cyril DESPRES/David CASTERA was rewarded with the third-best time (+5m35s) and they are now back up to third overall, 6m19s ahead of Nani ROMA/Alex HARO BRAVO. Read More »

PEUGEOT 3008DKR crews PETERHANSEL / COTTRET and LOEB / ELENA overcame further difficult conditions on Stage 7 this Monday, to secure the fastest and second-fastest times on the first section of the 2017 Dakar Rally’s marathon stage; they keep their positions as leaders in the provisional overall rankings.

– Week 2 of the 2017 Dakar Rally kicked off with a huge challenge in the form of the first part of the event’s only marathon stage, with no overnight servicing permitted during tonight’s bivouac in Uyuni. In total, crews face the prospect of covering 1,693km on Legs 7 and 8 combined without the possibility of any outside servicing. As a result of the poor weather that has swept across the La Paz region in Bolivia recently, Leg 7’s competitive section was shortened from the originally planned 332 kilometres to 161km. Read More »

To mark the 2017 Dakar Rally’s arrival in Bolivia, the organisers laid on a leg that placed significant emphasis on tight navigation. Despres/Castera didn’t put a foot wrong, however, and they went on to claim their first fastest stage time on the event since their switch to four wheels. The PEUGEOT 3008DKR pair are the new overnight leaders, ahead of team-mates Peterhansel/Cottret.

– After the delays they suffered on Wednesday, Cyril Despres and David Castera bounced back to win today’s test which put both driving and navigational skills in the spotlight. The former bikers appeared at the top of the order by Waypoint 3 and then held their lead all the way to the finish in Tupiza, Bolivia. It was Despres’ first Dakar stage victory after 33 wins on two wheels. The Frenchman is the new overnight leader, with a margin of 4m8s over Stéphane Peterhansel. Read More »