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The victory of the Peugeot 905

In the world of motorsport, there are some iconic races that have stood the test of time. Held at the legendary Circuit de la Sarthe in France, the 24 Hours of Le Mans is without a doubt one of the most prestigious and challenging events in the motorsport world.

The 24 Hours of Le Mans will be 100 years old in 2023. On May 26 and 27, 1923, this prestigious race in motorsport was held for the first time. The racing cars nowadays sometimes cover more than 5,000 kilometers in 24 hours, making Le Mans a true battle for man and machine. Major car brands introduce the latest technological gadgets in the field of car technology in this race. Spurred on by the desire to be faster than their rivals. In those 100 years, a rich history has emerged full of innovations, wonderful stories and catastrophic accidents.

In 1992, this race was marked by the victory of the Peugeot 905. The masterpiece of technique and speed would earn its place in the history books and take a place on the podium. Let’s take a closer look at the story of this legendary racing car.

The birth of the Peugeot 905

The Peugeot 905 was a prototype racing car developed by the French car brand Peugeot to compete in the World Sportscar Championship and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. After years of intensive research and development, the 905 finally saw the light of day. The car was first introduced in 1990 but it wasn’t until 1992 that the 905 would show its true skills on the track.

The dominance of the 905 at Le Mans

In 1992 Peugeot had put together an impressive team, consisting of talented drivers who raced for team Peugeot Talbot Sport. Dee 905 #1 with drivers Derek Warwick, Yannick Dalmas and Mark Blundell the #2 with Mauro Baldi, Philippe Alliot and Jean-Pierre Jabouille, accompanied by a top technical team of mechanics. The 24 Hours of Le Mans was the highlight of the season and Peugeot Talbot Sport was determined to shine on this world stage.

From the moment the race started, the Peugeot 905 dominated the competition. The car, equipped with a powerful V10 engine, was distinguished by its speed and reliability. The 905’s ability to maintain speed for 352 laps without sacrificing performance made it a formidable contender. Drivers Jean-Pierre Jabouille, Derek Warwick and Yannick Dalmas played a vital role in the car’s success, with their exceptional driving skills and ability to maneuver at high speed through the busy and unpredictable track traffic day and night.

Throughout the race, the 905 built up a significant lead over the competition. The Peugeot team worked flawlessly together in the pit lane, making super fast pit stops and keeping the car in top condition. The reliability of the 905 was remarkable, with minimal mechanical issues throughout the race.

Triumphant victory

Although the 905 was replaced by new racing cars after its victories, its legacy lives on in stories like this. It was a turning point for Peugeot and marked their return to the top of international motorsport. In addition, the 905 served as a technology laboratory, gaining innovations and knowledge that were later applied to road car development.

The triumphant victory of the Peugeot 905 in the 1992 24 Hours of Le Mans will always be remembered as a momentous moment in motorsport history. stunning performance. The Peugeot 905 will forever remain an icon and forever associated with triumph on the legendary Circuit de la Sarthe.

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