the opening of The Hall of Beijing has been the stage chosen by Maxime Picat and Bruno Famin to announce the official entry of Peugeot Sport in the Silk Way Rally. The CEO of Peugeot, and the head of racing department of the brand have advance will be three Peugeot 2008 DKR16 competing in this test that will take place between Moscow and Beijing, in an interpretation competitive and modern of the silk road. This test is a dispute between days 8 and 24 of July and is a test perfect after the victory in the Dakar 2016.
After two years of inactivity (2014 and 2015), the Silk Way Rally returns with a route very hard with all sorts of challenges and constraints. While on their first tours, the test did not come out of the borders of Russia, to 2016 has been prepared, a scenario much more complete and complex. Unlike the two inaugural editions won by Carlos Sainz on the Silk Way Rally in 2016 will travel through Russia, Kazakhstan and China through a route of 10,000 km with more than 4,500 kilometres against the clock divided into 15 stages that will be unveiled later.
Sébastien Loeb, Cyril Despres, and Stéphane Peterhansel will be the three riders who will compete in the Silk Way Rally, every time that Carlos Sainz will be a priori immersed in the preparations for the first test of the Peugeot 2008 DKR that will compete in the next Dakar. However, the participation of three of the four crews of the mark is not a coincidence, and it follows the pattern you have marked the past year with the doublet conquered in the Silk Road Rally of China, so that the Peugeot 2008 DKR16 equip several evolutions that will improve the reliability of the car reigning champion of the Dakar.