Peugeot Sport is installing a STATIC driving simulator from VI-grade at its headquarters in Versailles, France, in order to accelerate the development of its new racecar and to help prepare for a strong comeback in the 2022 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), in which it will compete in the recently launched ‘2022 Le Mans Hypercar‘ programme.
“Our entry into the WEC’S Hypercar programme naturally comes with great challenges, whether it’s developing a high-performance race car with new regulations or the limited testing time on tracks.”, said Emmanuel Ohayon, head of simulation and dynos at Peugeot Sport. “The driving simulator is extremely crucial for us, especially in this early development phase. We can fully design, test and develop the new LMH car with our engineers and race drivers on the STATIC Simulator, resulting in a significantly refined design once the car hits the track for the first time.”
Alessio Lombardi, EMEA sales director at VI-grade added that the STATIC Simulator enables Peugeot Sport to virtually develop, test and optimise the race car, before building a first prototype. “This allows the team to prepare much more accurately and efficiently for their comeback in the WEC.”