Peugeot sees an end to its first race at Monza

Peugeot sees an end to its first race at Monza


Peugeot Sport participated in its first race in the FIA ​​​​WEC, during the 6 Hours of Monza. One of the two Peugeot 9X8 saw the finish, and the team was able to collect important data for the future.

Coming to Monza, the Peugeot TotalEnergies Team knew what was waiting for them: new conditions, never encountered in personal tests, a lot of information, questions, and also sometimes problems, related to this context of the competition, which are important to face each other. to solve them. In summary, the standard structure of the latest race car development and assembly team.

Peugeot Sport takes the car to the checkered flag

From the start, the process of racing #94 and #93 was different. While Loïc Duval, in #94, started 5th, at the top of the grid and the competitors in the Hypercar category, Mikkel Jensen, in #93, started at the back, in 36th place, following his lack of qualifying time.

For the Frenchman, it was all about following the tempo. For Dane, the goal was to get through the peloton. In five laps, the #93 was already in the top 10, in six laps, it joined the Hypercar category. Interrupted in its tracks by a technical problem, the #93 returned to the garage. A team intervention would have allowed Paul Di Resta to restart before he was stopped again.

The change of race and the weather did not bother Team Peugeot TotalEnergies, which continued its race with the #94. Tested by traffic, track conditions and a few technical risks, the PEUGEOT 9X8 of Gustavo Menezes, James Rossiter and Loic Duval passed the checkered flag, thus providing the team with a set of important data for the continuation of the season.

Olivier Jansonnie, Technical Director of Peugeot Sport

This 6 hour race was tough. We came here to learn and we have certainly learned a lot. We encountered many problems related to the race, which are impossible to replicate in practice, but we are reassured by the ability of our car which has shown during free practice and race phases that it has a good level of performance.

We were on pace but we are aware of our areas of improvement. We have test sessions planned over the next few weeks that will allow us to work out the kinks to be ready for Fuji.

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