- The two PEUGEOT 9X8 crossed the finish line of the TotalEnergies 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps
- The Peugeot Sport drivers had an exemplary race despite the difficult conditions
- Next stop for the Team Peugeot TotalEnergies: the 24 Hours of Le Mans
Last dress rehearsal before the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the TotalEnergies 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps are a must of the FIA World Endurance Championship calendar and attracted this weekend more than 72000 fans. This record figure shows how attractive the Championship has become this season.
For its first outing on the Belgian track, the Team Peugeot TotalEnergies had a consistent race without any major mechanical issue.
It’s on a wet track that Paul Di Resta and Gustavo Menezes took the start at the wheel of the #93 and #94 9X8. The team decided to start with wet tyres and then change to slick ones on the drying track, the tyre strategy being a key element of those 6 hours of racing that were interrupted four times with a Safety Car procedure.
The six Peugeot Sport drivers, Paul Di Resta, Mikkel Jensen, Jean-Eric Vergne and Loïc Duval, Gustavo Menezes, Nico Müller had an exemplary race, making no mistakes and allowing the team to confirm the improving reliability of the two Hybrid Hypercar while seeking performance. This race, on a very challenging track, was also important to optimise the learnings in order to prepare for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the most important race of the 2023 season.
Jean-Eric Vergne, with the #93 PEUGEOT 9X8 crossed the chequered flag in 7th position in the Hypercar class after being hit by an LMP2 car resulting in a loss of rhythm towards the end of the race. He is followed by Nico Müller with the #94 9X8 finishing 9th in a very competitive class, after being slowed down with a false detection during a refuelling. The whole team did a very good job throughout the weekend which is positive for the future.
The next race of the Team Peugeot TotalEnergies will be on the 10th and 11th June with the Centenary of the 24 Hours of Le Mans that will mark the return of the brand at the famous French track.