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Sebastien Loeb and the Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak Certified to Race

Loeb and 875 hp Unlimited class ride pass inspection for Sunday's Race to the Clouds

Toni Avery
Jun 25, 2013

Loeb and Rhys Millen first practice session for Pikes Peak

Sebastien Loeb, World Rally Championship legend and his 875 hp Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak passed tech inspection at the World Arena close to the city center, Colorado. Running in the Unlimited class, the inspection focused on the car and drivers equipment meeting certain safety standards.

"You can feel the atmosphere starting to build now. Pikes Peak is a brand new experience for me, so while we have been testing here already, I really don't know what to expect from the actual race. You only get one shot up the hill and there is no second chance, so you have to make sure that you get everything right. So far the car feels fantastic," commented Loeb.

Although Loeb is a nine-time WRC champ, he is new to Pikes Peak. So to ensure the newcomer knows what to expect, he also attended the rookies briefing to the pleasure of more than a few amateur drivers we imagine.

Loeb and the Peugeot Sport team have been preparing with several test sessions on the mountain. Following the tests, Peugeot's mechanics stripped the car and rebuilt it to assure all is in working order. But now, with the race fast approaching, the team will leave the car as is for race day.

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2013 Pike Peak International Hill Climb Schedule:

  • June 25: Sanctioned practice day (5:30-8:30am)
  • June 26: Practice / Qualifying Unlimited Class (5:30-9:00am)
  • June 27: Practice (5:30-9:00am) / Qualifying + Media Day at PP Museum (2-4pm)
  • June 28: Practice / Qualifying (5:30-9:00am) + Fan Fest (5:00-10:00pm)
  • June 30 (8:00am): 91st PPIHC (estimated race slot Unlimited Class: 11am-1pm)

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