Peugeot to reveal line-up next month

Peugeot will announce their driver line-up for the 24 Hours of Le Mans in mid January, as they gear up to take on arch rivals Audi

Peugeot to reveal line-up next month

Several leading French stars have been linked with a role at the French car manufacturer, but so far only Eric Helary has been confirmed as a test driver.

Among those rumoured to be in contention for race roles are Sebastien Bourdais, Stephane Sarrazin and Olivier Panis.

But Peugeot Sport boss Michel Barge, speaking at the Bologna Motorshow, said that an announcement about drivers was still one month away.

"We're going to Le Mans to win, and we are not afraid of the competition with Audi," he was quoted as saying by Gazzetta dello Sport.

"We are the top manufacturer of diesel engines in the world, and we count on confirming the reliability of our HDi engines.

"We'll enter two 908 HDi at Le Mans, but the names of the drivers will be officially announced only in mid January."

Former Grand Prix driver Jean Alesi has ruled himself out of the equation, after admitting at the Autosport Awards last weekend that he had little interest in competing in the endurance classic.

"Le Mans is too long," he said. "I am getting too old."

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