The rumors on the possible return of Peugeot in the competition 2015 Dakar Rally circulated on the net a few weeks ago, now the brand with Leo has officially announced that he will return in this event thanks to the support of sponsors such as Red Bull and Total .
After an absence of 25 years in Dakar, Peugeot will return then in the dunes of Africa (and beyond) with completely new car called the Peugeot 2008 DKR. For the moment, little is known about this prototype, but we know that will be driven by drivers Carlos Sainz and Cyril Despres , this last one had previously won the title five times in rally on a motorcycle.
Judging by the words of the managing director of Peugeot, Maxime Picat , the brand will return to Dakar tricolor after the huge success achieved at Pikes Peak in 2013 with Sébastien Loeb and his 208 prepared. “This was a very special moment that made it clear what Peugeot Sport is really able to give together with Total and Red Bull. It ‘was a victory that gave us wings and taken to analyze what other areas of motorsport could try to approach, “he announced Picat.
“Our intent is to be prepared for the Dakar in the coming years , even if our strategy is long-term. We are aware that the Dakar is a very difficult, but our goal is to win the first time in 2015. “More detailed information on this DKR 2008 will be released April 20 opening of the doors to the press of the Beijing Motor Show