After their extraordinary adventure in 2013, which saw them smash the
record for the celebrated Pikes Peak Hill Climb, Peugeot Sport, Red Bull
and Total have again joined forces for another exacting yet equally
exciting challenge: the Dakar. To take on the 10,000km of the world's
longest and toughest cross-country rally 25 years after the French car
manufacturer last contested the event, the team has recruited Carlos
Sainz and Cyril Despres.
Last June's memorable new record of 8m13.878s for the ascent of Pikes
Peak confirmed that Peugeot Sport had lost none of its taste for
motorsport. After emphatically showcasing its expertise on the
celebrated climb's steep, demanding course, the team could easily have
contented itself with last year's one-off foray. However, its passion
for competition needed feeding with further stimulating new challenges
and the next one will be the infamous Dakar.
Following last year's intense adventure in the lofty mountains of…