A studious outing and high hopes for the Peugeot 3008DKR in Morocco

A studious outing and high hopes for the Peugeot 3008DKR in Morocco

13.09.2017: Team Peugeot Total - Rallye du Maroc 2017, 4-10 octobre 2017

Team Peugeot Total - Rallye du Maroc 2017,
4-10 octobre 2017



After the car’s successes on this year’s Dakar and Silk Way Rally, PEUGEOT SPORT has entered a brace of PEUGEOT 3008DKRs for next month’s Rallye du Maroc (October 4-10) which will run from Fes to Erfoud.



The two cars will be in the hands of Sébastien LOEB / Daniel ELENA and Carlos SAINZ / Lucas CRUZ, and their participation will underpin the commercial strategy of PEUGEOT and that, more generally, of the Groupe PSA in Morocco.    



• In addition to playing a key role in Team Peugeot Total’s preparations for the 2018 Dakar, the Rallye du Maroc will serve as another competitive dress rehearsal for Sébastien LOEB and Daniel ELENA whose growing confidence saw them set an impressive pace on the summer’s Silk Way Rally.



 The trip to Morocco will also mark a return to competitive action for Spaniards Carlos SAINZ / Lucas CRUZ who will be eager for revenge after coming second on the same event in 2016.




• The new PEUGEOT 3008DKR Maxi enjoyed a successful maiden outing on July’s Silk Way Rally where it showcased the competitive potential of its latest evolutions. However, it is too wide to be eligible for the Rallye du Maroc for which the 2017 FIA Cross-Country Rally World Cup regulations will apply.


Sébastien LOEB and Carlos SAINZ will consequently drive the PEUGEOT 3008DKR in North Africa. Derived from the new PEUGEOT 3008 SUV, which was voted ‘’2017 Car of the Year’’, it has already carved out an impressive record for itself thanks to an assertive one-two-three finish on January’s Dakar and outright victory on the Silk Way Rally.



• In June, while PEUGEOT SPORT naturally has its sights set high in the world of motorsport with the PEUGEOT 3008DKR, Carlos TAVARES, Chairman of the Managing Board of PSA Peugeot Citroën, confirmed the ambitious plans PEUGEOT and Groupe PSA have for Africa and the Middle-East, two major markets that are viewed as cornerstones of the Group’s growth.



Its plant in Kenitra, Morocco, is set to be a state-of-the-art production facility when it opens in 2019. The Rallye du Maroc also coincides with the release of the new PEUGEOT Pick Up which, like the competition cars developed by PEUGEOT SPORT, places the emphasis on durability and strength.



Aurélie LEHE , photos    ©MCH Photography / Peugeot Sport

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13.09.2017 / MaP

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