april 18, 2016 - Peugeot

PEUGEOT 208 WRXs show potential to work on in Portugal

As they began their defence of the FIA #worldrallycrosschampionship crown in the 2016 curtain-raiser at Montalegre in #portugal this weekend, the #peugeot 208 WRX Supercars endured a frustrating weekend. Despite being in the mix throughout, Sébastien Loeb was unfortunately unable to convert his potential into the podium in the final.

  • During the first two heat races, competitors had to contend with a heavy downpour, which prevented the #peugeot 208 WRX Supercars from fulfilling     their evident potential.
  • Peugeot was the sole manufacturer to have three identical cars reach the semi-finals, but only Sébastien Loeb succeeded in progressing on to the final.
  • On his debut in the FIA #worldrallycrosschampionship, Loeb confirmed his outstanding adaptability. Having proven a consistent force throughout the heat races, he fought for the podium in the final until a transmission problem restricted him to fifth place at the chequered flag.