More to come from winning Peugeot 2008
Peugeot Sport director Bruno Famin says there is more speed to come from the 2008 DKR following its dominant Dakar performance.
Stephane Peterhansel won the event, and once the South American marathon enduro got past the prologue, the rear-wheel-drive Peugeots were never headed and set nine fastest times from 12 stages.
Shortly after celebrating Peugeot’s fifth win on the event, Famin admitted he was already looking forward to next year – when he hoped to iron out some of the minor mechanical issues that struck during the fortnight-long race.
“The results have surpassed our expectations because we came here just to show the performance of the car,” said Famin. “We’ve achieved that objective well throughout all different types of conditions. That goes to show that we have accomplished the technical mission that we set ourselves. We have, nonetheless, found a few small mechanical issues, which show us that there is still a margin of progression left in our Peugeot 2008 DKR.
“We’re absolutely delighted with this result and we hope to confirm it again next year.”