Team Peugeot TotalEnergies back on track at Monza

After the emotions and performances showed during the 24 Hours of Le Mans, where Team Peugeot TotalEnergies finished 8th and 12th of the Hypercar grid, after leading the race for almost 4 hours, the team went back to work to get ready for the next round in Italy.

Team Peugeot TotalEnergies back on track at Monza

The 6 Hours of Monza, 5th round of the FIA World Endurance Championship, will take place from the 7th to 9th of July. The Italian “Temple of Speed” will be the first known track of the season for the #93 and #94 PEUGEOT 9X8 as this is where they made their debut in FIA WEC last year. For this race, the goals will be to implement the learnings from the 24 Hours of Le Mans and to confirm the improvements of the reliability and the performances of the PEUGEOT 9X8. Moreover, Team Peugeot TotalEnergies will aim to have the same performances seen in Le Mans in order to stay at the top of the grid. The 5.793km circuit of Monza is well appreciated by the drivers for its history as well as for its technicity. The Italian track is fast, with long straights and with a lot of overtaking opportunities. Team Peugeot TotalEnergies will be back on track from the 7th of July with the first free practice sessions, followed by the qualifying on Saturday 8th July and the race on the 9th from 12h30 to 18h30.

Olivier Jansonnie – Peugeot Sport Technical Director: “The goal will be to capitalize on what we built with the team during the 24 Hours of Le Mans. We showed that we can be more competitive than for the first WEC rounds, and our goal will be to do the same in Monza. The race should be less complicated than Le Mans in terms of reliability as it is shorter, but every race is unique! Everything that we implemented for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, in terms of team management, will remain for the race at Monza and for the end of the season. We obviously hope that everything we were able to analyse and understand at Le Mans will help us to be even more reliable. The Monza track is where the 9X8 made its debut, which is why it will be interesting for us to see our evolutions on this circuit. We also did some tests there; it is a fast track that suits well for endurance racing.”

Paul Di Resta – PEUGEOT #93: “After Le Mans everybody feels proud of what we manage to achieve. We had some reliability problems in the end, but I think that when we see where we were, we can be very satisfied of what we achieved as a whole team. I hope that we will be able to put to good use everything we’ve learned in Le Mans for the following races, and we the drivers, engineers, mechanics will do what we can. So far this season we had lot of ups and downs, but from Sebring on we pushed hard, we’ve made many steps forward, and as long as we can continue in that projection, I think it will be fine.”

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