Peugeot on the Podium at Rally Du Maroc: Ready to Tackle Dakar 2018 After a Productive Experience in Morocco!

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Published October 16th, 2017 - 05:17 GMT
Team Peugeot Total
Team Peugeot Total

The Peugeot 3008DKR drivers enjoyed a clean run to the finish of the Rallye du Maroc in Erfoud today, rounding off a successful event. They finished second and 10th overall, successfully completing their preparations for next year’s Dakar Rally. Sebastien Loeb/Daniel Elena led the event right up until the penultimate stage yesterday, when they were delayed by a mechanical issue with a damper. The same type of problem also affected Carlos Sainz, highlighting some areas of improvement for the Peugeot Sport engineers to work on before their South American odyssey in January.

Sebastien Loeb/Daniel Elena ensured a safe finish with their Peugeot 3008DKR today and eventually set third-fastest time on SS6, despite being held back by dust and a double puncture at the finish. They ended up just seven minutes off the overall winner.

Carlos Sainz/Lucas Cruz also finished the rally successfully, achieving their mission of getting back into the rhythm of racing after more than six months away from the competitive environment. The Spaniards were classified fourth on the final stage and in the top 10 overall.

Team Peugeot Total was proud to support Peugeot Morocco's local market, and the PSA Group’s global presence in the Africa and Middle East region. On the same day that the two Peugeot 3008DKRs set off on their epic adventure, the brand new Peugeot Pick Up was launched with a mission to conquer Morocco. With car-like features matched to go-anywhere practicality, the Pick Up exudes ruggedness, thanks to a powerful 2.5-litre turbodiesel engine, a double cab, and a four-wheel drive option as well. Tested and approved by Peugeot's ‘Dream Team’!

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Stimulating and rewarding driving, a sleek design and uncompromising quality are the brand’s commitment to its customers and contribute to the emotion that each PEUGEOT provides.
Present in almost 160 countries with more than 10,000 sales outlets, PEUGEOT grew by 4.6% in 2015 with 1,710,000 vehicles sold worldwide. PEUGEOT combines Design, Style and Emotion in all areas, with its ambition to be the world’s high-end generalist brand.

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