Loeb’s Peugeot 208 T16 Fastest in Pikes Peak Practice
This weekend saw Sebastien Loeb try out the Peugeot 208T16 at Pikes Peak for the first time ahead of this year’s event. His test run was split into two stages, covering the lower half of the run on Saturday and the second half on Sunday. On both occasions he was fastest overall. The divided programme was aimed at building up Loeb’s knowledge and pace notes ahead of his first full runs.
The 9-time WRC champion felt immediately comfortable with the 208T16, even though he only completed his first meaningful run in the car last month.
I feel very confident with the car. That’s a reassuring start, if only because of the speeds we get up to here. We are already getting close to the limit in many places. All we need to do now is make some detail changes and we will be ready for the big day.
– Sebastien Loeb
Peugeot’s sport director Bruno Famin was happy with the weekend’s result saying that the car suited Loeb and barely any changes to the car’s set-up were required. Loeb will participate in three more official practice sessions at the end of this week. The main event takes place on June 30.
Read more about the specially crafted Peugeot 208T16 which is being piloted by Sebastien Loeb at the 2013 Pikes Peak Hill Climb here and here.