Peugeot has been in competition for longer and with further-reaching success than any other car manufacturer. But was does the year ahead hold for its teams?
This year PEUGEOT SPORT is challenging in the thrill-a-minute FIA World Rallycross Championship with Team Peugeot-Hansen. And it has already pitted its wits against the inhospitable conditions of the Dakar off-road marathon, the first in a multi-year programme.
But part of Peugeot’s passion for motorsport has been nurturing young talent. To fulfil this, it developed the 208 R2 rally car. This is already a favourite with competitors in the European Rally Championship Juniors category. In fact, Peugeot UK’s Chris Ingram is battling for the ERC Junior title in a 208 R2, and has recently won his class in the Azores rally.
And then there’s the Peugeot 208 T16 rally car. The Peugeot Rally Academy heads the teams’ European Rally Championship. Its driver, Craig Breen, is leading the drivers’ series with three wins from four events.
None of us knows what the future holds. But if it’s to do with motorsport, and if history is anything to go by, there’s every chance PEUGEOT SPORT will be involved and probably, winning.
To discover more about Peugeot’s racing heritage, see our PEUGEOT SPORT Timeline.