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Breen continues Peugeot running

Craig Breen continues development work on Peugeot's new 208 Type R5 machine
Craig Breen has continued development work on Peugeot's new 208 Type R5 machine following a four-day test in the South of France.

The test followed on from the initial shakedown of the car, which took place back in December.

Breen, recently announced as a factory Peugeot driver, was taking over driving duties from Bryan Bouffier for the test.

“It's great to have tested the 208 Type R5,” he said. “It handles really well and I believe its two chief strengths are its brakes and gearbox. The conditions were difficult at times yet its braking performance was exceptional and I felt very confident. As for the gearbox, it is very easy to use and gear shifts were impeccable! I like the engine, too. It's got incredible torque. You could feel the car improve run after run, so it's been quite an exciting week!”

Technical Manager Alexis Avril said he was happy with the outcome of the test.

“December's test was essentially a shakedown, but this week we started to get some real development work done and that has provided us with an indication of the areas where we need to take our work next,” he said. “Despite the changeable weather, we covered a high number of kilometres and we have already started to explore different technical solutions.”


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