• The second round of the FIA World Endurance Championship will take place in Portimão on the 15th and 16th of April
• A quick, technical and demanding track for the Peugeot Sport drivers
• The PEUGEOT 9X8 on track at the circuit Paul Ricard to get ready for this second race
The next destination of Team Peugeot TotalEnergies as part of the FIA World Endurance Championship is the Algarve circuit, for the second event of the 2023 season.
After a challenging race during the 1000 miles of Sebring, where Team Peugeot TotalEnergies encountered several mechanical incidents, the team since tested in Le Castellet in order to pull together and make improvements to the PEUGEOT 9X8 ahead of the coming European races. The work done during the last test session on the French track enabled the team to sharpen the PEUGEOT 9X8 reliability and to work on the problems experienced last month in Florida. The work put in by , the mechanics, the engineers, and the drivers is an important factor to staying focused on their intentions, to fight against the tough competition for the coming season.
The Autodromo International do Algarve is one of the shortest track of the season, a length of4.653km. It is a fast, technical track, known for its changes of elevation. The various blind turns make it very demanding for the drivers : Paul Di Resta, Mikkel Jensen and Jean-Éric Vergne at the wheel of the #93 PEUGEOT 9X8 and Loïc Duval, Gustavo Menezes and Nico Müller on the #94.
The 6 Hours of Portimão will be, without any doubt, a new challenge for the Team Peugeot TotalEngergies but the whole team is ready to let roar their competitive spirit against the six other manufacturers that compose the Le Mans Hypercar class.
The first free practice session in Algarve will take place on the 14th of April at 11h (local time). The qualifying session will start on the 15th of April at 19h (local time), followed by the race on Sunday 16th April at noon (local time).