WEC: No. 93 Peugeot Disqualified from Qatar 1812km

March 3, 2024Ramon Jones

Jean-Eric Vergne, Nico Muller and Mikken Jensen’s No. 93 Peugeot had a seemingly successful race that was sure to see them on the podium. However, disaster struck when the car ran out of fuel with 2 laps to go. Unfortunately today’s news was another blow for the team. Due to a breach of the technical regulations the No. 93 car has been disqualified from the race for multiple infractions. The key source of the infractions was the use of ERS below 150 km/h in an attempt to finish the race after the car had run out of fuel. The team was also cited for not returning to the pits after using MGU-K to complete the lap and not making it to parc ferme.

The official bulletin is below:

As a result the No. 93 falls to the bottom of the table. Before the decision the team had the following words:

Jean-Marc Finot, Stellantis Motorsport Senior VP

“Everyone at Team Peugeot TotalEnergies had a very good race for the final outing of the PEUGEOT 9X8 in its 2023 version. We showed the potential of the car and the team really delivered a great performance. We were right in the mix. Unfortunately, there was a refueling problem at the last pit stop, something we still need to investigate, but it meant that Jean-Eric had to finish the race with the electric motor. We’ll take the positives from this race and focus on the next round. We’re looking forward to Imola and building on today’s performance in the 2024 version of the PEUGEOT 9X8.”

Nico Müller –  PEUGEOT 9X8 #93

“It’s just unbelievable, to run out of fuel on the final lap, undoubtedly due to some issue during the last refueling pit stop. We have to analyze what happened. It’s a hard one to take, as we really deserved to finish second today. We wanted to secure a final good result for the 2023 PEUGEOT 9X8.”