Team Peugeot TotalEnergies determined ahead of the new FIA WEC

Qatar is where an exciting new season kicks off for Team Peugeot TotalEnergies, with nine manufacturers involved in the championship and no fewer than 19 Hypercar entries. A record number in what promises to be a very competitive and closely-contested season.

The team dealt with challenges on two fronts during the off-season

With around ten hours of racing scheduled at the Lusail International Circuit (5.38 kilometres), the curtain-raiser to the 2024 season of the FIA WEC is expected to present a sizeable challenge. It is the second-longest event on the race calendar, only bettered by the 24 Hours of Le Mans. It will be a real test for both men and machine, not to mention the tyres, especially as hot conditions are expected to play a vital role. The team dealt with challenges on two fronts during the off-season: continue to develop the 2023 PEUGEOT 9X8 whilst following the demanding roadmap set out for the 2024 PEUGEOT 9X8 in order to be ready in time for Imola in April. It is therefore with a very determined and competitive attitude that the team is preparing to kick off its season in Qatar.

JANSONNIE Olivier (fra), Technical of Peugeot TotalEnergies, portrait during the 6 Hours of Fuji 2023, 6th round of the 2023 FIA World Endurance Championship, from September 7 to 10, 2023 on the Fuji Speedway, in Oyama, Japan – Photo Antonin Vincent / DPPI

 “We are determined to get the very best result possible”

“We expect it to be a tough race,” confirmed Olivier Jansonnie, Peugeot Sport Technical Director. “Reliability will be a key factor, but we have the advantage of knowing that the 2023 PEUGEOT 9X8 is a tried and tested car and that it proved itself to be solid in Fuji and Bahrain at the end of last year. We’ll need to produce a clean, error-free performance, in terms of the drivers, reliability and strategy. If we manage to do that, then we can make the most of the circumstances. We have some new tools available to help improve even further what we do on track. In any case, we are determined to get the very best result possible.”

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