Let’s go for the 24 Hours of Le Mans!
The traditional “Pesage” (scrutineering) on Friday and the test day this Sunday launched the celebrations of this exceptional edition. The public welcomed with enthusiasm the brand-new livery of the two Hypercars, celebrating the Centenary and the 30 years of the PEUGEOT win at Le Mans.
The track action started this Sunday. The sun shone (27°C) on the test day and the crowds of fans came to witness the first laps of the 62 entries for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, 4th round of the FIA World Endurance Championship.
Mikkel Jensen/ Paul Di Resta on the #93 and Loïc Duval/ Gustavo Menezes on the #94 had the honour to do the first laps of the two hybrid-electric Hypercars on the mythical track. Jean-Eric Vergne and Nico Müller, that were in Jakarta for two rounds of the FIA Formula E, will hit the track on Wednesday.
The two cars showed consistency during the sessions allowing the teams to work on different setups, long stints, etc. The PEUGEOT 9X8 #93 (Mikkel Jensen) set its best time in 3:30.427 during the afternoon session. The PEUGEOT 9X8 #94 (Gustavo Menezes) set its best lap in 3:31.093.
The Team Peugeot TotalEnergies will now be back on track on Wednesday 7th June for the FP1, followed by the first qualifying session at 19h.