In 2015. With PSA's omnitool, Seb. Loeb and Peoplehitter Peterhansel, as main drivers.

Such a move, reported in the French newspaper L'Equipe, wouldn't be without precedent: Peugeot returned to Pikes Peak this summer precisely 25 years after Ari Vatanen's famous victory in 1988.

Dakar is one of Peugeot's biggest success stories, with the French team having won the event four times consecutively between 1987 and 1990, first with the 205T16 and then with the 405T16.

A Peugeot spokesperson confirmed: "That's one of the possible paths we are working on at the moment, just like when we thought of doing Pikes Peak."

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