Will we see a fifth Peugeot 3008 DKR in the Dakar 2017?


Peugeot Sport is facing his third Dakar since he returned to the raid more hard of the world and it does so with a buggy renewed. The margin to small changes in key points, the vehicle galo has received a body-completely new with the goal of to promote the Peugeot 3008, the new SUV of the French firm. However, the magazine ‘AutoHebdo’ has revealed the possibility of another major change in the project as according to his sources, Peugeot Sport is looking to align a fifth Peugeot 3008 DRK in the next Dakar, expanding its bet in relation to the two previous editions.

Peugeot returned to the Dakar with a lineup of gala formed by Stéphane Peterhansel, Cyril Despres and Carlos Sainz, while in 2016 this trio joined Sebastien Loeb after breaking pears with Citroën. The result is a real ‘Dream Team’ that combine the winners of the Dakar and the World Championship Rally, in equal parts. However, Peugeot Sport is willing to incorporate Romain Dumas to its roster of pilots and to provide the fifth Peugeot 3008 DKR, or what is the same, the unit that has been used by Carlos Sainz to compete recently in the Rally of Morocco.

Although the initial plan was to take only four Peugeot 3008 DKR during the Dakar 2016 the team realized that the Toyota T2 used as rapid assistance were ineffective for his lack of pace in relation to the vehicles of head. For this reason, Bruno Famin as a pattern of Peugeot Sport is willing to to offer this fifth 3008 DKR to Romain Dumas for prompt assistance. The team is already working on this option, demonstrating their potential. However, few can afford have a winner of Pikes Peak and Le Mans as a wick to burn.