Vandoorne replaces injured Muller in Peugeot's Fuji WEC line-up

Vandoorne replaces injured Muller in Peugeot's Fuji WEC line-up
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Stoffel Vandoorne will make his first appearance in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) since the 2021 season finale in Bahrain, as he steps in for injured driver Nico Muller. Vandoorne will join forces with Loic Duval and Gustavo Menezes to share the #94 Peugeot 9X8 at the Fuji 6 Hours in Japan. Peugeot made the decision to skip the race to allow Muller to fully recover from his left collarbone injury. Team director Olivier Jansonnie expressed confidence in Vandoorne’s abilities and emphasized the team’s goal of being reliable and competitive in the final two races of the season. Peugeot has shown promising performance and improved reliability, with a recent podium finish at Monza, and aims to continue fighting for top positions and podiums. The Fuji Speedway presents challenging weather conditions, but Peugeot has historically performed well there. Vandoorne, who joined Peugeot as a reserve driver earlier in the year, will finally have the opportunity to showcase his skills in the WEC.

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Forrás: Motorsport.com

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