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Peugeot Sport 206 1400 Challenge Development Car Debut Sykes Stays Loyal to Peugeot Peugeot 206 1400 Challenge Round One - Wyedean Forest Rally 14th February 2004 Stourbridge Peugeot supporter Richard Sykes will take the wheel of a works...

Peugeot Sport 206 1400 Challenge Development Car Debut
Sykes Stays Loyal to Peugeot

Peugeot 206 1400 Challenge
Round One - Wyedean Forest Rally
14th February 2004

Stourbridge Peugeot supporter Richard Sykes will take the wheel of a works prepared 1400cc Peugeot 206 this weekend three months after contesting his final round of the 2003 206 Super Cup

The Wyedean Forest Rally was always in the Midlanders plans but his move to the BTRDA Formula 1400 rally Championship was set to be in his newly built Peugeot 106.

It was always going to be tight finishing the 106 before the event, commented Sykes, but shortage of parts nearly scuppered my rally completely. So since I have supported the Peugeot one make championship for several years I thought it was worth asking Peugeot for a loan of their car!

His steed will be the new Peugeot 206 1400 Challenge specification car which was built late in 2003 as a development project. Although it has completed rally distance, it has only been used at Silverstones handling stage. Peugeot Sport UK manager Mick Linford is the only person to have driven the car before me, continued Sykes, So I will have to report on my findings and keep it straight.

Whilst it isnt usual for Peugeot Sport to loan out cars, the opportunity to do some competitive miles was not one to be missed. said a Peugeot Sport representative, Richard was always on the pace in the 206 Super Cup so he will be good for the other Peugeot 1400 Challenge drivers to gauge themselves against.

With 850 prize money split between the top four on each of the ten BTRDA events and kits available at only 5995, the TOTAL supported 206 1400 Challenge should be extremely popular. Watch out for Sykes running near the front of the field this weekend, not in his 106, hell be in the 206 carrying number 205!

-www.peugeot.co.uk/motorsport

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