Peugeot sent the rally community buzzing by announcing a return to the Dakar Rally in 2015. Not only that but they recruited two major stars to drive the cars: Carlos Sainz and five-time bike winner, Cyril Despres. The 2014 race was difficult for both of these racers, but for Despres it marks a transition into four-wheels for the very first time. This video explains why Peugeot feels that they have a winning combination with the Spanish veteran and French “rookie.”
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 Peugeot last contested the event, the team has recruited Carlos Sainz and Cyril Despres.