Peugeot goes back to Le Mans

Peugeot is to return to Le Mans in 2007, planning to win the classic French event with a diesel powered prototype. The project could however face stiff competition from Audi which is believed to be working on a similar project.

Peugeot won Le Mans as a works team in 1993 with a clean sweep of the podium. The first prototype is due to run in December 2006 and the team will start racing in the Le Mans Endurance Series in 2007.

"This is an extremely stimulating new challenge and I am convinced it will generate considerable interest throughout our staff and across our sales networks," said Frederic Saint-Geours, managing director of Automobiles Peugeot.

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