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Having just concluded its seventh and final test session in Morocco, Team Peugeot Total – which locked out the top three places on this year’s Dakar Rally in January – is ready and eager to tackle next year’s South American classic from January 6–20. Stéphane Peterhansel/Jean Paul Cottret, Sébastien Loeb/Daniel Elena, Carlos Sainz/Lucas Cruz and Cyril Despres/David Castera will all take the start with a brand-new racing lion: the Peugeot 3008DKR Maxi. Read More »

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• Cyril Despres/David Castera make it two out of two, as the winners of the 2016 Silk Way Rally triumph again this year, having held the lead for the entirety of the second week of the race. Their Peugeot DKR #100 eventually won with a margin of one hour and five minutes, over a total of 9599 kilometers those 4094 kilometers of which were on timed section. Read More »

• Stephane Peterhansel/Jean Paul Cottret won the penultimate stage of the Silk Way Rally: the 10th stage victory for Peugeot from the 13 competitive days run so far. Their Peugeot DKR #106 also climbs up to fifth position overall after a complex stage 13, containing big dunes and several twists of fate for many of the competitors. Read More »

• With just two days to go, Cyril Despres/David Castera keep fighting to maintain their healthy 45-minute overall lead over their closest pursuers on the Silk Way Rally, with teammates Stéphane Peterhansel/Jean-Paul Cottret watching their backs carefully.
• The leading duo aboard the Peugeot DKR #100 had a scare on today’s 12th stage, when they got stuck on a sand dune and, a couple of kilometres later, lost power steering, meaning they were classified eighth-fastest on the stage. This cost them 20m30s on the stage but only 11m to their closest pursuer in second place overall. The Peugeot DKR #106 driven by Stephane Peterhansel was able to offer assistance, limiting the time loss on the stage, and was classified 10th on the stage. Another example of great team work, with team spirit high in the final push to the finish. Read More »

• After stage 11 of the Silk Way Rally, Cyril Despres has gained few more minutes on his overall lead of the Silk Way Rally while his team mate Stephane Peterhansel won the stage. Despres was second, making it another one-two finish for the Peugeot DKR and the ninth stage victory from 11 days of competition. Read More »

• After the dramas of yesterday, today’s stage was much more straightforward for Team Peugeot Total, with the two remaining cars making it safely through to the finish despite dropping time in the final part of the stage with a slight navigational error.
• Cyril Despres / David Castera on Peugeot DKR #100 extend their overall lead today, despite driving with a bit in reserve in order not to take too many risks. They classified 4th on the stage but still gained few minutes in the overall timetable. Read More »

• After a brief ‘day off’ in Urumqi, China, yesterday, the Peugeot Dream Team aboard the Peugeot DKR and Peugeot DKR Maxi made their return to competitive action on the Silk Way Rally today. Stage nine proved to be a tough one to kick off the second week: four hours of intense racing with the 50 first kilometres run on sand and then the next 370 kilometres taking place over rough terrain.
• Stephane Peterhansel took an impressive stage victory but Sebastien Loeb crashed at kilometre 82. Cyril Despres has taken the lead of the Silk Way Rally and is now 44 minutes ahead of his closest pursuer after finishing fifth on the stage. Peugeot claimed its eighth win from nine stages and maintained the overall lead, having gone to the top right from the first day. Read More »

• Sebastien Loeb and Daniel Elena win the eighth stage of the Silk Way Rally today from their team mates Cyril Despres and David Castera by 5m16s. The two ‘Dream Team’ crews have grown their lead in the general classification: the nine-time world rally champion now has a 1h08m41s cushion over his teammate in the Peugeot DKR #100.
• As the Silk Way Rally reaches its halfway point, with the crews heading towards the rest day in Urumqi, China, the Peugeot DKR Maxi has confirmed the expectations of Peugeot Sport’s engineers on its first competitive outing, and proved its potential in the most extreme rally raid competition.
• On today’s bumpy special stage, Cyril Despres underlined his progress on four wheels aboard the Peugeot DKR: he is now 35 minutes clear of the third- placed driver in the overall rankings. Stephane Peterhansel / Jean Paul Cottret continue to fight their way back up the leaderboard: they are currently seventh overall, having dropped time throughout the stage after a tough day for them.

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– Day 7 of the Silk Way Rally was actually the shortest stage in terms of overall distance covered at 412 kilometres, with some tricky navigation on the 106.6- kilometre timed section. The competitors moved from Kazakhstan into China after the stage, where the rally will conclude next week.
– The Peugeot ‘Dream Team’ celebrated another double podium, with Cyril Despres / David Castera classified 2nd on the stage by only 1min31s, and Sébastien Loeb / Daniel Elena 3rd by 1min37s. Read More »

• Cyril Despres sets his first fastest time of this year’s Silk Way Rally, with his co-driver David Castera successfully navigating a tricky stage on day five to keep up the unbeaten winning streak for Peugeot.
• Navigation was the major challenge of the day, and Sébastien Loeb/Daniel Elena lost time searching the good direction in high grass, finishing 17min down on Despres. They still remain in the overall lead by 50 minutes in the brand new Peugeot DKRMaxi.
• For Stéphane Peterhansel/Jean-Paul Cottret, a broken front-right shock absorber forces them to stop on the stage, losing them 52 minutes relative toDespres. Read More »