More to come from win­ning Peu­geot 2008

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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.”

The three Peu­geot 208 DKR ma­chines dom­i­nated the 2016 Dakar

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