Peugeot Sport and renowned Italian racewear brand Sparco have renewed a partnership that stretches back for more than 30 years, thanks to PEUGEOT’s latest campaign on the World Endurance Championship, including the iconic Le Mans 24 Hours.
The new PEUGEOT 9X8 prototype, one of the most striking designs on the grid with its absence of rear wings, made its WEC debut at Monza in Italy last weekend, finishing its first race in the hands of Loïc Duval, Gustavo Menezes, and James Rossiter.
As the official racewear partner, Sparco equips the drivers and team with overalls, gloves, and shoes while the cars were fitted with Sparco seat belts: guaranteeing both safety and comfort, combined with a high level of technology that reflects Peugeot Sport’s own avant-garde design philosophy.
As well as the practical aspect, aesthetics were also fundamental to the design of the new overalls, which have been finished to complement the striking colours and styling of the PEUGEOT 9X8, including its distinctive ‘claw marks’.
The overalls themselves are made of multi-layer flame-retardant materials that feature a number of technical innovations such as Hocotex fabric, incorporating a unique honeycomb structure. This ensures high breathability and lightness while providing effective fire protection. The strategic super-stretch fabric inserts give the drivers the comfort they need to perform at their best. The drivers’ gloves also use patented HTX technology, which allows significantly superior performance in terms of grip, flexibility, and breathability, while reducing vibration transmitted from the vehicle.