Peugeot Sport have revealed their 2010 plans, as well as the new livery for the 908 HDi FAP- the reigning Le Mans 24 Hours winner. The French marque is hoping that the team can reflect their ‘new corporate identity, which puts movement and motoring enjoyment at the heart of its strategy... [read more]

Peugeot Sport is targeting another win in the French enduro, with the team ‘striving to squeeze even more improvements out of the car’ in what will be its fourth and final year. 2009 winners Marc Gene and Alex Wurz will be joined by ex Formula One (and Aston Martin, and Nissan) driver Anthony Davidson, in car number 1. The Britain will be hoping to expand his burgeoning sportscar reputation with a step into the world’s top sports prototype. Anthony has already tested (at the end of 2008) and will be testing again before the race.

In car number 2, multiple pole sitter and ex WRC star Stephane Sarrazin is joined by fellow Frenchmen Nicolas Minassian and Franck Montagny- a speedy line up indeed, and one sure to bolster their chances. Sportscar superstar Pedro Lamy of Portugal will be joined by French hero Sebastien Bourdais and ALMS star Simon Pagenaud, who drove the car at Spa (for the works team) and Le Mans (in the ill fated Pescarolo entry) last season. That car will be numbered 3.

The line up is completed by reserve driver, Austrian Christian Klien and test driver Gregory Guilvert, who won the Peugeot Spider cup in 2009.

Peugeot’s first race of the season will be the Sebring 12 hours, where two cars, numbers 7 and 8, will be entered. 7 will crewed by Gene, Wurz and Davidson, while 8 will see Bourdais teamed with his Le Mans team Lamy and Pagenaud. A handful of test sessions will follow, before the whole team enters the Spa Francorchamps round of the Le Mans Series. After Le Mans, the French team will also race at Silverstone and, pending ACO confirmation, at Shanghai in China. These final two rounds also make up rounds of the Intercontinental Le Mans Challenge.

Great news for 2011 also followed in the official announcement, with the team confirming it is to begin work on a car for the new Le Mans rules for next year.

Remember as well, that ORECA will be running a 908 in the Le Mans Series and at Le Mans, alongside their ORECA 01 AIM.

Editorial: Jake Yorath
Photo: Peugeot Sport

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