it is Not a secret that the Rally of Morocco is the last big test prior to the Dakar 2018. Appointment decisive factor in the resolution of the Rally World Cup Cross Country of the AIF, the test in the moroccan desert is the setting chosen by most of the caravan dakariana to make the last tests before boarding cars and materials to South america. It is not surprising therefore that Peugeot Sport to contest the Morocco Rally with a Peugeot 3008 DKR for Carlos Sainz and Sébastien Loeb, the two riders that will represent the brand in this test.
all in all, will be a Rally of Morocco atypical for Peugeot Sport. However, the car that will be used by Sainz and Loeb in the dunes of africa will be different from the Dakar 2018, as it confirms ‘AUTOhebdo’. However, in Morocco, the official drivers of the French brand must compete with the Peugeot 3008 DKR, who already won the Dakar 2017 to be a test subject to the rules FIA, while the Peugeot 3008 DKR Maxi Loeb, premiered at the Silk Way Rally does not conform to the regulations in force, but if you optimize your design around the regulations that will govern the next Dakar.
it is Worth remembering that the Peugeot 3008 DKR adjusts to the width of 2.2 meters, which requires the FIA, not a 3008 Maxi that has a width of 20 centimeters higher, which confers a greater stability, but at the same time only allows you to compete in the Silk Way Rally and the Dakar. Although the change from one version to another just takes two hours for the technicians the from both vehicles of the same chassis, pilots should be aware that the sensations that you pick up in the Rally of Morocco will not be the same that you will find with the 3008 DKR Maxi when I was requested to perform in Peru.