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Poor road car sales and need to focus on new road car projects blamed

Peugeot will end its endurance racing programme with immediate effect, blaming its decision on poor car sales in 2011 and the need to focus on marketing its new Peugeot 208 supermini and hybrid models in 2012.

Peugeot was Audi's main rival in sportscar racing, running in the Le Mans 24 Hours and associated series since 2007.

"This decision has been taken in the context of a difficult economic environment in Europe," Peugeot said in a statement on Wednesday. "Peugeot has chosen to concentrate resources on its sales performance in 2012."

The team won Le Mans in 2009 and last year won the inaugural Intercontinental Le Mans Cup title.

Toyota will compete in LMP1 this year, but only with a part programme, while Porsche's programme will not hit the track until 2014.

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designer 31 May 2013

i saw their hybrid models and

i saw their hybrid models and i love them. i hope i will get one soon...

spencerid 18 March 2013

Wow! There are so many

Wow! There are so many beautiful Peugeot cars! I have an old Peugeot which I want to donate to the local automobile donation center, and I would love to buy new one. The Peugeot is my favorite car, that's why I want to buy another one after I will donate the old one.

thebaldgit 21 January 2012

Re: Peugeot stops endurance racing

Bad news for endurance racing unless another manufacturer steps up then Audi will dominate for as long as they like.