· One year after its Hypercar debut, Team Peugeot TotalEnergies claims its first podium
· 3rd place for the #93 PEUGEOT 9X8 of Jean-Eric Vergne, Mikkel Jensen and Paul Di Resta
· The sixth round of the FIA WEC will take place at Fuji Speedway from the 8th September
A 35-car grid at the 6 Hours of Monza took on the Temple of Speed at 12h30, in front of thousands of fans, more than 65 000 over the weekend. Mikkel Jensen, at the wheel of the #93 PEUGEOT 9X8 and Nico Müller onboard the #94 took a great start, avoiding the incidents at turn one and the two Team Peugeot TotalEnergies drivers managed to gain several positions.
The #93 PEUGEOT 9X8 stayed in the lead trio for most of the race, even leading the Italian round at some points fighting with Toyota and Ferrari, the two favourites of the race. Mikkel Jensen, then Jean-Eric Vergne and Paul Di Resta had a clean race, keeping a constant pace facing the harsh competition. After making its debuts on this same track last season, Team Peugeot TotalEnergies claims its very first podium of the Hypercar era with Paul Di Resta crossing the finish line in third position.
For the #94 PEUGEOT 9X8, the race, that was interrupted by three safety cars, did not go as hoped despite a very strong pace. After a good start of Nico Muller, Gustavo Menezes started to have acceleration problems and had to pit to make changes on the gear box. The car went back on track quickly but at the back of the Hypercar pack. Loïc Duval took the wheel for the end of the race and gave it all to gain some positions. The French driver took the chequered flag in 11th position.
Those 6 Hours of Monza and this podium is the result of the hard work and dedication the whole team have put in for several months. The reliability and the performance of the PEUGEOT 9X8 showed that it can now fight with the front runners of the FIA World Endurance Championship.
The sixth round of the FIA WEC will take place in Fuji (Japan) from the 8th September and after a well deserved summer break for the whole Team Peugeot TotalEnergies.