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    Looks like Audi has the class to itself again.


    Peugeot brings down the curtain on its endurance programme so as to ensure the success of its numerous launches in 2012.

    18 February 2012

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    After 14 victories in the last 16 races, including a double at the Le Mans 24 Hours 2009 as part of the ILMC championship won by Peugeot two years running, in 2010 and 2011, the Brand has decided to close its 2012 endurance programme and will not be taking part in the next Le Mans 24 Hours.

    This decision has been taken against the backdrop of the challenging economic environment in Europe coupled with a particularly busy year for the Brand in terms of new vehicle launches. In this context, Peugeot prefers to concentrate its 2012 resources on its commercial performance and, in
    particular, ensuring the successful launches of the 208, 3008 HYbrid4, 508 RXH, 508 HYbrid4 and 4008 which will take forward the Brand's strategy of moving upmarket and extending its global presence.

    In keeping with its social responsibility obligations and as part of the GPEC (forward management of jobs and skills) agreement signed by 5 trade unions, all of the employees concerned will be offered redeployment solutions within the Group thanks to a special system set up to oversee and lead occupational training/retraining as well as internal mobility.

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    Toyota in testing with hybrid prototype for LeMans. First images below.

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    Audi Testing Diesel Hybrid at Sebring

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    Well i am not very knowledgable on LeMans or its rules, but these guys might have a point. Peugeot might be saving their $$$ in order to make a grand re-entrance for the 2014 season when the rule change is supposed to take effect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ucfbrett View Post
    Looks like Audi has the class to itself again.


    Peugeot brings down the curtain on its endurance programme so as to ensure the success of its numerous launches in 2012.

    18 February 2012
    Scared off by the 949Racing enduro team no doubt. It can't be a coincidence.
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