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Peugeot determined to retain Le Mans title

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Fans of Peugeot cars will be watching closely this weekend to see if the brand can retain its Le Mans 24 Hours title.

The manufacturer itself certainly believes it can repeat last year's one-two finish in the prestigious race, which it claims would be the perfect way to celebrate the marque's 200th birthday.

Success last year had a positive effect throughout the company, Peugeot claims, and this has given the manufacturer a determination to come back strongly in the 2010 event.

"Le Mans is the greatest race in the world and we all felt a big sense of pride when we succeeded in beating Audi which has been the benchmark in endurance racing for many years," said Peugeot sport's director Olivier Quesnel.

The car itself, the 908 HDi FAP only has minor changes from last year's victorious model, prompted by aerodynamic regulation changes.

However, there is a change in the cockpit as drivers Alexander Wurz and Marc Gene are joined by Britain's Anthony Davidson in the tag-team trio.

Last month, two Peugeot RCZ diesel cars took first and third place in the Nurburgring 24 Hours race.

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