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• 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 »

– With day four of the Silk Way Rally taking place in apocalyptic conditions, the brand new Peugeot DKR Maxi played its trump card, as Sébastien Loeb/Daniel Elena won the stage and extended their advantage at the head of the leaderboard, while their team mates hit problems.
– Stéphane Peterhansel lost more than two hours as a result of damage to his car after a roll at kilometre 43 of the first competitive section. Peterhansel and his co-driver Jean Paul Cottret avoided any additional road penalties by fixing the car on time and getting safely to the finish.
– After a fast start, Cyril Despres/David Castera got stuck in a hole on the first competitive section of the stage. They lost 48 minutes to Loeb before being pulled out by a fellow competitor. Nonetheless they kept their confidence to claim second place in the overall classification. Read More »

• After yesterday’s podium lock out, the Peugeot DKR scored another hat-trick at the finish of the second stage today in Russia. Peugeot is 1-2-3 in the overall ranking as well, leading the way and increasing the gap with other competitors after just two stages.
• Stephane Peterhansel won the stage from Cyril Despres, 2nd (+1min47) and Sebastien Loeb 3rd for just one second (+1min48).
• The Peugeot DKR Maxi opened the 157km road of today’s challenging stage, much slippery and muddy, with few flooded areas. All three Peugeot DKRs conquered the tricky conditions without any issues.

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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 »

In addition to seeing competitors reach the highest point of 2017 Dakar Rally event at an altitude of almost 5,000 metres, today’s particularly selective test produced the first one-two-three finish for the PEUGEOT 3008 DKR as Loeb/Elena, Sainz/Cruz and Peterhansel/Cottret eased into the top three provisional places overall.

– Not only did Leg 3 of the 2017 Dakar Rally sees crews climb in altitude, but the two-part 364-kilometre competitive section also turned out to be a challenging test on several fronts. The codrivers faced the first navigational difficulties of the event, while the engines had to cope with the effects of the rarefied air.
– After his cautious start to the week, Stéphane Peterhansel was immediately on the pace and emerged as Team Peugeot Total’s pace-setter. The Frenchman went on to post the day’s fastest time and leap from seventh to third place in the overall standings. Read More »