Peugeot’s RCZs finish first and second at the Bathurst 12-hour race
At the end of the 12-hours, Car 21 (driven by French driver Bruce Jouanny and V8 Supercar drivers Andrew Jones and David Wall) climbed 20 positions from the start to finish 16th overall and first in the class.
Car 20 (driven by Jason Bright, Stephane Caillet and Julien Rueflin) was forced to pit during the race after a fuel tank issue lead to a tank change. But, the car continued on to finish the race and, after dropping to 36th position while in the pits, ended up clawing back to 23rd – an impressive result after being out of the race for an hour and a half.
Peugeot RCZ Sport Team Manager Cyrus Ayari was very happy with the team's overall results.
'' I'm very happy for Peugeot Australia and Sime Darby,'' he said. ''Our two cars had really only minor issues because the fuel tank leak was the consequence of a crash incident. It was racing – the drivers did zero mistakes in tricky conditions, the team was fantastic – no mistakes."