Saturday 21 April 2018

Team Peugeot Total aim to be more consistent

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The 2018 FIA World Rallycross season opening round at Circuit de Catalunya-Barcelona was not the easiest for Team Peugeot Total despite claiming second place at the event after Mattias Ekstrom's disqualification. The team suffered with a number of issues including when Timmy Hansen retired from the lead of his qualifying round with an electrical fault, but the team have been working hard to solve these issues and its now focused on Round 2 in Portugal. 

“We’ve had a positive start to the year but I’m not sure if Portugal will be as suited to our car as Spain was, especially if it rains. In this case, conditions can quickly get very slippery and difficult,'' said Bruno Famin, Peugeot Sport Director 

Peugeot's Sport Director confirms that the Peugeot 208 RX Supercar will remain in the same specification, as run at Circuit de Catalunya-Barcelona and will not feature any new updates. 

"In the meantime, we’ve concentrated on analysing the issues that affected us on the first round to find some solutions. For example, we’ve reinforced the rear end as a result of Seb Loeb’s misfortunes and also worked at getting to the bottom of the electrical problem on Timmy’s car," commented Famin. "So, now we go into Portugal with exactly the same philosophy as we started the year: we want to stay humble and fully concentrated, with the aim of being more consistent than we were in Spain and scoring more points for the drivers and for the team.”

The 2018 FIA World Rallycross championship heads to Montalegre, Portugal for the World RX of Portugal on April 28-29.

Source: Peugeot Sport
Image Copyright: Peugeot Sport
Written By: Junaid Samodien

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