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The Peugeot 208 T16 Claims Maiden Rally Victory

The Peugeot 208 T16 Claims Maiden Rally Victory

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The keenly-awaited international debut of the new 208 T16 was rewarded with the first victory of its career! The Peugeot Rally Academy’s Craig Breen took the win ...

The keenly-awaited international debut of the new 208 T16 was rewarded with the first victory of its career! The Peugeot Rally Academy’s Craig Breen took the win on the Greek European Rally Championship round, 30 years after the first success of the famous 205 T16.

In 1984, Peugeot claimed a landmark victory on the second stage of the Tour de Corse, with Ari Vatanen in the 205 T16. Three decades later, the Peugeot Rally Academy’s Kevin Abbring marked the first international appearance of the new 208 T16 with the fastest time on the SS2 stage. It was a case of history repeating itself, but it was only the beginning of the new car’s adventure on the legendary Acropolis Rally which it went on to win outright. The mixed-surface format made the Greek round one of the most complex of the year, and a combination of rain and dry weather only added to the challenge that awaited the Peugeot pair.

Ireland’s Craig Breen, who is co-driven by Scott Martin, contributed to the 208 T16’s development, so he was as aware as anybody how much the new car represented a serious trump card as competitors lined up for the start of the notorious Acropolis Rally.

He went on to claim four stages (SS3, SS6, SS7 and SS11) and eased ahead on SS6 following the retirement of his team-mate Kevin Abbring and went on to win by a margin of 8.1s. Not only did the result bring Breen the first major international victory of his career, but it was also the first win for the Peugeot Rally Academy and the 208 T16.

Winter Driving Questions Unveiled: Part 1

Winter Driving Questions Unveiled: Part 1

Posted on: 15th Nov 2017

With the cold winter days fast approaching and the dark nights now here, driving can be a daunting experience. Whether you’re driving to work, the shops or travelling to a relative’s home for Christmas ensuring your car is in full working condition is essential. Sometimes though, we forget some of the rules of the road during the colder months; rea...

The All-New Peugeot 5008 SUV Coming Soon To Richard Hardie

The All-New Peugeot 5008 SUV Coming Soon To Richard Hardie

Posted on: 26th Oct 2017

Arriving to Richard Hardie Peugeot Centres in January 2018, the All-New Peugeot 5008 SUV is set to make heads turn with its sharp robust design. If you can’t wait till January, Richard Hardie Ashington and Durham are holding exclusive preview events in November. See the bottom of this article to book your appointment!

Richard Hardie Raise £254 on Macmillan Coffee Morning

Richard Hardie Raise £254 on Macmillan Coffee Morning

Posted on: 3rd Oct 2017

On Friday 29th September 2017 our Richard Hardie Group participated in the world's biggest coffee morning. We baked, bought and ate cake to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. We had a great day eating cake and playing various fundraising games and in all we raised £253.64 between our five Centres in Ashington, Durham, Newcastle, Silverlink a...

Richard Hardie Staff Race To The Finish Line At The Great North Run 2017

Richard Hardie Staff Race To The Finish Line At The Great North Run 2017

Posted on: 14th Sep 2017

Last weekend (Sunday 10th September) some of our fitness fanatic staff completed the Great North Run, which is the largest half marathon in the UK with over 57,000 runners participating each year! Do you want to find out how our team got on? Read their inspiring stories below…