Peugeot teases 9X8 track testing         

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Peugeot Sport has released a teaser shot of its 9X8 Le Mans Hypercar testing at an undisclosed proving ground.

Although the company has not confirmed its testing schedule, it has revealed that a key target will be confirmation of its simulation and wind tunnel results on track, to ensure it can run a wingless concept reliably.

Speaking to PMW magazine at Le Mans in August, team technical director Olivier Jansonnie confirmed that the team had a number of options available in terms of trim devices. With the rear wing flap being one of the primary tools for balancing a car aerodynamically, its omission means that other solutions need to be found to adapt to changing setup requirements.

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