Benoit Treluyer admits that Pescarolo Sport has a fantastic opportunity to fight for victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours after sampling the team's Peugeot 908 HDi for the first time.
The French outfit will run the Peugeot alongside one of its Pescarolo-Judds, with Treluyer joined at the wheel of the diesel machine by Peugeot reserve driver Simon Pagenaud and Pescarolo regular Jean-Christophe Boullion.
Treluyer took part in a two-day test with the Peugeot at Magny-Cours and having had the chance to try out the car, said he was confident that the team can challenge for victory.
“I grew up near Le Mans and just to take part in this race is fantastic,” he said. “To actually be driving a car which has the chance to win is massive. This is my childhood dream ever since my dad took me in the pits with a step ladder to help me see better!
“I'm driving for Pesca, but racing a Peugeot does open up a whole load of possibilities. For me, driving a works car run by a private team is the best compromise. It's exactly what I'm looking for and it's a fantastic car run by a fantastic team.
“We hold all the cards to achieve a great result. Henri has the ability to view Le Mans in a way which might be a little different from the Peugeot team and this can work in our favour. When you look at what he's achieved in the past with such small resources, you can only have confidence. Such an opportunity doesn't come around very often and so we need to take our chance.”