Peugeot threatens to not be in the Dakar 2018


Peugeot Sport is the owner of your future and in the next few weeks should define their programs-competition for the next few seasons. If some days ago Carlos Tavares was left patent to return to the WEC was an option contingent upon the budget, now what is in question is its continuity in the Dakar. In fact, Peugeot has launched a fantastic and Bruno Famin has announced that Peugeot Sport will not be in the output of the Dakar 2018 if it approves the new technical regulation proposed by the FIA and the ASO. This enhances the use of the 4×4 and petrol engines, just the concept antagonistic to the Peugeot 3008 DKR.

In the first instance, this technical change was planned for the season 2019, which in turn allowed Peugeot Sport to renew their commitment to the Dakar for a editing extra, beyond the three issues proposed in its initial program. All parties seemed satisfied, any time that Peugeot prolonging the life of your concept of buggy 4×2 diesel a year. However, the implementation of this new technical regulation has accelerated, and before his arrival at the World Council of the Motor, Bruno Famin has made it clear that Peugeot will not be in the Dakar 2018 if the new legislation comes into force next season.

despite the movement to renew Carlos Sainz and the duration of the contract of S√©bastien Loeb, the two symptoms of the intention of Peugeot to compete in the Dakar 2018, the words of Bruno Famin have been outright: “If the concept of the regulation submitted by the commission of Cross-Country is accepted by the World Council of the Motor and adopted by the Dakar we are out of the race. Just started the Dakar if you have the chance of winning”. Despite this, Peugeot Sport remains the initial plan to contest the Silk Way Rally and the Rally of Morocco to prepare for the Dakar, although apparently seen, may interrupt this preparation.