Loeb set for toughest endurance test yet
Sebastien Loeb will start the longest rally of his life when he tackles the Silk Way Rally in July.
Peugeot is entering three 2008 DKRS on the 6200-mile event, which runs from Moscow to Beijing, Russia to China via Kazakhstan. This year’s Dakar winner Stephane Peterhansel and Cyril Despres will take the other cars.
The Silk Way, which is 500 miles longer than Dakar, is the first part of the French firm’s preparation for the defence of its South American success this year.
Peugeot Sport director Bruno Famin said: “It promises to be an event that tests both our human and sporting strengths to the absolute limit, and we are delighted to be tackling the Silk Way Rally for the first time. We will approach this new challenge with all due humility and respect. That said, following our Dakar success earlier this year, it goes without saying that our sights will be set on victory.”
Loeb heading for 6200-miler