Peugeot has completed its 100 per cent record of manufacturers' championship wins on the Intercontinental Rally Challenge. Its total of 109 points after the Rally Principe de Asturias puts the French giant out of reach of its rivals with two rounds remaining.
Peugeot has claimed
both the drivers' and the manufacturers' titles every year since 2007. Despite increased competition from new cars such as the Skoda Fabia S2000 and Proton Satria Neo S2000 - as well as the pace of longtime rivals Abarth and Ralliart - the 207 S2000 cars have triumphed once again.
"It's fantastic for Peugeot Sport to be rewarded again for its commitment," said IRC drivers' championship leader and Peugeot UK driver Kris Meeke.
"It's doubly important from my perspective because with the manufacturers' championship in the bag we can focus everything on winning the drivers' title," he added.