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Three Peugeot 908 HDi FAP cars will contest the 2008 Le Mans 24 Hrs

Three Peugeot 908 HDi FAP cars will contest the 2008 Le Mans 24 Hrs  
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Motorsport, Peugeot
on 06/06/2008

Source: Peugeot

With the clock slowly ticking away until the start of the 2008 Le Mans 24 hour race, Peugeot has already demonstrated its commitment to win the race by dominating the official preliminary test-day.


Recording a 3m 22.222 second lap around the 8.47 mile long Le Mans circuit, Stéphane Sarrazin lapped more than four seconds faster than the best time recorded in last year’s race, clearly setting the bench mark for next week’s official qualifying.

The official preliminary test-day was, however, not all plain sailing for Peugeot, with constantly changing weather conditions making the day extremely difficult and a major accident involving the No7 car. In the accident Marc Gené crashed into the wall at the Karting turn at almost 168 mph, destroying the car but due to the strength and design of the 908 HDi FAP suffered no more than a dislocated toe.

Peugeot’s biggest challenge and its key objective for 2008 will, however, commence when this year’s race starts on the 14th June, exactly 531 days since the Peugeot 908 HDi FAP first fired into life on the 31st December 2006.

Peugeot is, however, not new to the Le Mans 24 Hours, having already won the race twice, including the Peugeot 905 Evolution’s historic victory with 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in 1993, the last time Peugeot competed in the race.



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