This weekend marked the end of the 2017 Dakar Rally, the race through three ...
This weekend marked the end of the 2017 Dakar Rally, the race through three countries that covered the total distance of 8,823 kilometers.
Peugeot is the big winner in the automotive category, and as the French brand’s factory team managed to score the hat-trick. The Peugeot Total team managed to finish the race in the top three positions in a category it entered.
The first ranked driver was Stephane Peterhansel, followed by Loeb and Cyril Despres. This accomplishment would not have been possible without their respective co-drivers, named J-P Cottret, Daniel Elena, and Castera.
All of the drivers and co-drivers of the Peugeot Total Team are French nationals, all of them have a vast experience in the world of motorsport, and each of them being known and respected in multiple disciplines.
Peugeot’s crews scored nine out of 10 stage wins, which had the total of 4,093 kilometers out of the entire rally. Loeb had the most stage wins in the category, five, and Stephane Peterhansel scored three wins.
The last crew won overall thanks to the better overall time, as he was ahead of Sebastien Loeb by five minutes and 13 seconds after Leg 12 of the Dakar.
The race winner’s total time is 28 hours, 49 minutes, and 30 seconds, which is the lot of time to drive in harsh conditions.
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