El Team Peugeot Total achieved his first win in the 2018 season of the World Rally Cross hand in hand with the French Sébastien Loeb, who was unstoppable with him Peugeot 208 WRX of 600 horses on the fourth date of the contest held in Belgium.
“It had been a long time since I had been victorious in Rallycross. The last one had been in 2016, in Riga, and when you wait so long, the triumph is much more appreciated ", said Seb, one of the few pilots today who had the pleasure of winning in three World Cups since he also won a few years ago in the WTCC.
“It was a difficult weekend. It was dry the first day and then a lot of rain on the second day with really delicate conditions. It was necessary to adapt to all situations. When a weekend like this ends, with a victory in the semifinals and in the final, it is truly gratifying for the whole team "added the Frenchman, who is now second in the competition, nine points behind the Norwegian Johan Kristoffersson (VW Polo R).
The French team rounded off a good day with third place from the Swede Timmy hansen, who arrived behind the Norwegian Petter Solberg (VW Polo R). Thanks to this 1-3, the León brand also occupies second place in the Constructors' tournament.
“A double podium in the third round of the season is an excellent result. The racing weekend was intense and our drivers knew how to compete well and be successful. The tests were very tight between the pilots in the lead, with beautiful fights in each one of them, to which was added difficult weather conditions ”, said Bruno Famin, director of Peugeot Sport.
“I am very happy with this result because it testifies to the level of team work and organization. With this victory we advanced the objectives that we had set ourselves at the beginning of the season. It is an excellent source of motivation for the team ”, culminated.
The fourth round of the World Cup will be on the circuit of Silverstone, on the British Grand Prix circuit. Very different in nature, the rallycross track has been totally revamped. The 972 meter track, made up of 60% gravel and 40% asphalt, was the opening of the British Rallycross Championship, which was won by Sébastien Loeb.