Peugeot bringing new World RX car for Loeb and Hansen at Holjes


Having announced pre-season that it would bring developments throughout 2018, Peugeot Sport director Bruno Famin believes the car set to be introduced for the Holjes event in two weeks’ time will be the single biggest upgrade of the year.

Full article available. Highlights and further reading.

Peugeot is planning to introduce a new 208 Supercar at the next round of the World Rallycross Championship in Sweden for Sebastien Loeb and Timmy Hansen.

The French manufacturer took its World RX programme in-house for 2018, after previously running it in partnership with Kenneth Hansen’s Hansen Motorsport concern.

“In Sweden we should have some of the technical evolutions that we have been working on since the beginning of the year,” Famin told Autosport.

“We still have a couple of technical questions to solve and the main importance will be to have the parts for the racecars.

  • logo
  • Publisher: Autosport.com
  • Author: Hal Ridge
  • Twitter: @autosport
  • Citation: Web link

Latest tweet by publisher

While you’re here, how about this:

Peugeot plans to bring new 208s to Sweden

‘We still have a couple of technical questions to solve and the main importance will be to have the parts for the race cars. Right now, the decision is not finalised, but it’s the target to have the evolution in Sweden.’

Although aesthetically the new 208s will appear the same as the cars raced by Loeb and Hansen in the opening five rounds of the campaign, the new machines will feature a revised chassis, fitted with a new engine.

Having previously used engines supplied by Oreca, Famin suggested pre-season that Peugeot could take engine development in house this year, but hasn’t confirmed if the new engine will be a Peugeot-built unit.

  • logo
  • Publisher: Motorsport.com
  • Citation: Web link