· The PEUGEOT 9X8 ended 7th and 8th of the 6 Hours of Fuji
· A record number of 54 700 spectators at the Fuji Speedway
· The final race of the season will take place on the 4th of November in Bahrain
It’s under the eyes of Mount Fuji and in front of a record number of spectators (54 700) that the start of the 6 Hours of Fuji, 6th round of the FIA World Endurance Championship was given. The track was dry, and the temperature was closed to 30°C.
Mikkel Jensen, at the wheel of the PEUGEOT 9X8 #93 and Loïc Duval onboard the #94 started the race from the 5th and 6th row on the grid. The two drivers had a good start, gaining some positions, despite several incidents at the front and the back of the grid ending with a Safety Car neutralisation on the first lap.
Following the restart, Team Peugeot TotalEnergies had a steady race, without facing any major mechanical issues showing the improvement of the reliability of the two cars. Mikkel Jensen was followed by Paul Di Resta and Jean-Eric Vergne in the PEUGEOT 9X8 #93 car having a clean race, without any issues during the 6 hours and crossed the chequered flag in 8th position. The PEUGEOT 9X8 #94 of Loïc Duval, Stoffel Vandoorne, running his first race with the team in replacement of Nico Müller (not available due to an injury), and Gustavo Menezes, had a consistent race. The drivers had a flawless drive, finishing the race 7th and facing a strong competition from the Hypercar class.
The 7th and last round of the 2023 FIA WEC season will take place on the 4th of November in Bahrain and close the first full season of Team Peugeot TotalEnergies in the World Championship.