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24 Heures du Mans 2011

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Re: 24 Heures du Mans 2011

Postby Sinister on Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:51 pm

Who are Toyota's drivers? I forgot.
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Re: 24 Heures du Mans 2011

Postby Sinister on Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:42 pm

Peugeot quit racing!!!


Peugeot has announced that it will end its endurance racing programme with immediate effect.

The French manufacturer had been Audi's main rival in sportscar racing, running the variants of its diesel 908 prototype in the Le Mans 24 Hours and associated series since 2007.

"This decision has been taken in the context of a difficult economic environment in Europe," Peugeot said in a statement on Wednesday. "Peugeot has chosen to concentrate resources on its sales performance in 2012."

Le Mans victory in 2009 was Peugeot's greatest success, while last year it won the inaugural Intercontinental Le Mans Cup title ahead of the series' transformation into the World Endurance Championship this year.

The decision to can the programme comes amid declining car sales for the Peugeot group, and will be a major blow to the formative WEC - which had been expected to see a season-long battle between Audi and Peugeot.



So Peugeot really pulled out due to Audi constantly kicking their ass and now are afraid of competition from Porsche and Toyota who are expected to return to endurance racing in next couple of years. :armchair:

The "difficult economic environment " excuse is getting old now, Peugeot. :eerie:

Wonder what happens to Quesnel now. Last year he was juggling with two jobs, now it looks like he has none. :\
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Re: 24 Heures du Mans 2011

Postby southermagu on Mon Jan 30, 2012 6:09 pm

I have to blame the ACO on this one. They pushed for the new cars when it was clear that Peugeot just wanted to keep upgrading the old 908.

That being said, Peugeot had no business even building the "V8 fin car" if they weren't going to actually use it. They should have bowed out gracefully, giving Oreca full support to run the V12 and let last years Le Mans be the end of it.

Like I said, the ACO killed the Peugeot program. But Peugeot mismanaged their exit catastrophically.
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