Peugeot and Carlos Sainz presented their joint project in the Dakartoday in Madrid. The brand of the lion and the Spanish pilot have been optimistic ahead of the edition that will start on January 6 in Lima, Peru, where they hope to climb again to the top.
The 40th edition of the Dakar, apart from being special for the anniversary of the rally raid, will also be important for Peugeotbecause it will be the last of the French manufacturer. As it had been rumored, in 2019, when the regulations of a new 180º turn, will not follow.
“It’s a special press conference, because it’s the last.” As you all know, we stopped competing in this category in the Dakar “Eduardo García, Communication Director Peugeot Spain.
With these strong words has announced Peugeot Spain that as had been rumored, this will be the last year of Peugeot in the Dakar. The French manufacturer will go all out to try to close the stage with a victory.
So far Monsieur Dakar, Stéphane Peterhansel, has been the great dominator within the team but surely neither Sebástien Loeb, nor Cyril Despres, let alone Carlos Sainz think anything simple.
The Spanish driver starts towards a new Dakar with the hopes of finishing and doing it in a good position.
“This year is Peugeot’s last participation in the Dakar, in this second stage, Lucas and I are really looking forward to finishing this Peugeot season with a victory, we are going with the illusion that we are going every year” Carlos Sainz.
We will closely follow the performance of one of the Spanish riders with the best chance of winning.
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