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Carlos SAINZ, Lucas CRUZ and their Peugeot 3008DKR Maxi triumph on a Dakar Rally that makes history
20.01.2018

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DAKAR 2018 | A THIRD CONSECUTIVE WIN FOR PEUGEOT After 8793 kilometres of dunes, mountain passes, rocky tracks and assorted hazards through Peru, Bolivia and Argentina, the crew of Carlos Sainz/Lucas Cruz have given the PEUGEOT 3008DKR Maxi a magnificent victory on the 40th Dakar Rally. This third consecutive success for Team Peugeot Total on …

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SAINZ/CRUZ strong leaders of Dakar 2018 on the eve of the finish
19.01.2018

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STAGE 13 | SAN JUAN – CÓRDOBA During this penultimate stage composed of two timed sections with very different profiles, the crew of Carlos Sainz / Lucas Cruz once again carefully managed their lead over the competition at the wheel of their PEUGEOT 3008DKR Maxi. On the other hand, Stéphane Peterhansel / Jean-Paul Cottret lost …

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The Peugeot 3008DKR Maxi in charge at the front of the race with two days to go
18.01.2018

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STAGE 12  | CHILECITO – SAN JUAN On this challenging stage for the cars, the longest of the rally at 522 kilometres, Team PEUGEOT Total managed the situation perfectly to defend its lead. With two stages remaining, Carlos Sainz/Lucas Cruz and Stéphane Peterhansel/Jean-Paul Cottret still occupy the first two places overall.   The goal of Stéphane …

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Status quo on Dakar Rally as Peugeot strengthens its hold on the leading positions
17.01.2018

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STAGE 11 | BELÉN – CHILECITO With three days of competitive action now remaining on the Dakar, Team PEUGEOT Total continues to hold first and second after today’s 280-kilometre stage: one of the shorter ones on the menu for this year. Nonetheless, it was also one of the most complex, characterised by the loose sand …

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PETERHANSEL scores another Dakar Stage win for Peugeot and climbs to second behind SAINZ
16.01.2018

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STAGE 10 | SALTA > BELÉN After the cancellation of yesterday’s stage, the competitive action on the Dakar Rally resumed in Argentina with a 372-kilometre special stage from Salta to Belén. Stéphane Peterhansel/Jean-Paul Cottret took their second straight stage win in their PEUGEOT 3008DKR Maxi, and with it moved back up to second overall behind …

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Peugeot 3008DKR Maxi completes marathon stage with another one-two and the Dakar Lead
14.01.2018

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STAGE 8 | UYUNI – TUPIZA On the second part of the marathon stage on this year’s Dakar Rally, competitors embarked on 498 competitive kilometres (including the highest point of the rally at 4786 metres), all without the usual preparation offered by overnight service. The Team PEUGEOT Total crews handled the challenge perfectly: Carlos Sainz/Lucas …

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Update: SAINZ wins UYUNI stage and takes Dakar Lead for Peugeot
13.01.2018

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STAGE 7 | LA PAZ – UYUNI After the rest day at La Paz, the crews embarked on one of the biggest challenges of the entire Dakar Rally: the first 425-kilometre section of marathon stage, with no service for two days. Former Dakar winner Carlos Sainz now heads the overall standings by more than an …

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Peugeot 3008DKR Maxi first and second on the 2018 Dakar at the rest day
12.01.2018

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REST DAY | LA PAZ After six extremely demanding stages principally through Peru, Team PEUGEOT Total has finally reached La Paz, the capital of Bolivia, where the Dakar rest day takes place. The two PEUGEOT 3008DKR Maxi cars of Stéphane Peterhansel/Jean-Paul Cottret and Carlos Sainz/Lucas Cruz occupy first and second places, 1h20m ahead of their …

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Stage win for Carlos Sainz in another Peugeot One-two on stage 6 of the Dakar
11.01.2018

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STAGE 6 | AREQUIPA – LA PAZ Today was a long stretch behind the wheel for the crews, as the Dakar Rally entered the demanding high-altitude stages of Bolivia, en route to the country’s capital, on very different roads to those seen so far. Peugeot maintained its grip on the Dakar by claiming its fourth …

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Another Dakar stage win for Peugeot but Loeb/Elena forced to retire
10.01.2018

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STAGE 5 | SAN JUAN DE MARCONA-AREQUIPA Contrasting fortunes on the Dakar today for Team PEUGEOT Total: the squad is first and second overall after the longest day of the rally, after taking a third consecutive win on a punishing fifth stage. But nine-time World Rally Champions Sébastien Loeb/Daniel Elena were forced to retire for …

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The Peugeot 3008DKR Maxi n°308 of Despres/Castera fights on!
10.01.2018

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STAGE 5 | SAN JUAN DE MARCONA-AREQUIPA Following damage sustained on stage 4, the n°308 PEUGEOT 3008DKR Maxi can now continue the 2018 Dakar thanks to an all-night effort to get it back on the road, which involved the entire team.   After hitting a large rock at kilometre 180 on stage 4 yesterday (Tuesday …

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Peugeot 3008DKR Maxi locks out the top three places at the Dakar
09.01.2018

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STAGE 4 | SAN JUAN DE MARCONA – SAN JUAN DE MARCONA It’s now a PEUGEOT one-two-three at the front of the Dakar Rally, but the event bit hard for Cyril Despres and David Castera, who hit a rock and severely damaged the right-rear of their 3008DKR Maxi. For the rest of the team, it …

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The 3008DKR Maxi crews in formation as Peugeot continues to lead the Dakar
08.01.2018

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STAGE 3 | PISCO – SAN JUAN DE MARCONA PEUGEOT continues to hold first and second places on the Dakar Rally, after a largely trouble-free day for all four crews from Pisco to San Juan de Marcona, where the 3008DKR Maxi of Stéphane Peterhansel/Jean-Paul Cottret and Carlos Sainz/Lucas Cruz were second and third in the …

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Peugeot 3008DKR Maxi claims Dakar lead and top three times on the first long stage
07.01.2018

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STAGE 2 | PISCO – PISCO The proper Dakar action started today, with the drivers launching into the first long-distance stage of the Dakar, covering 278 kilometres around the Peruvian town of Pisco. The scenery consisted of dramatic desert landscapes with big sand dunes, as well as stunning views of the coast, with 90% of …

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Peugeot 3008DKR Maxi drivers safely through the first hurdle
06.01.2018

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STAGE 1 | LIMA-PISCO The first stage of the 2018 Dakar Rally was the shortest at just 31 kilometres, but it already provided a sharp taste of the action to come, with competitors launched straight into the dunes. All four PEUGEOT 3008DKR Maxi crews concentrated on getting through the stage with no problems. Starting first …

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Peugeot 3008DKR Maxi ready for the 2018 Dakar
05.01.2018

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Team PEUGEOT Total is in the blocks for the start of the 40th edition of the Dakar Rally in Lima (Peru) tomorrow, with four PEUGEOT 3008DKR Maxi entries for the crews of Peterhansel/Cottret, Sainz/Cruz, Loeb/Elena and Despres/Castera. As soon as they arrived in Peru, the Team PEUGEOT Total crews took part in a final shakedown …

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