28-year-old American driver to leave Peugeot’s Le Mans Hypercar programme after Bahrain finale
American racing driver, Gustavo Menezes, has announced his departure from Peugeot’s 9X8 Le Mans Hypercar programme. Menezes made the announcement on his personal Instagram page, stating that his final race with Peugeot in the FIA WEC will be in Bahrain.
Menezes expressed his gratitude for the three-year journey he had with Peugeot, acknowledging that it had its ups and downs. Despite the challenges, he described it as an absolute pleasure to be part of building the project and making strides together.
Peugeot’s Le Mans Hypercar programme has been highly anticipated, with the team unveiling the 9X8 car earlier this year. Menezes’ departure will mark a significant change for the French manufacturer as they continue to prepare for future races and championships.
The FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) has been a key platform for endurance racing, attracting drivers and teams from around the world. Menezes’ decision to leave Peugeot after the Bahrain finale raises questions about his next career move and potential opportunities with other teams.
Throughout his career, Menezes has showcased his skills and determination, earning notable successes in various racing categories. His departure from Peugeot opens up new possibilities and challenges for both him and the renowned manufacturer.
As the racing world eagerly awaits the Bahrain finale, Menezes’ announcement adds an extra layer of intrigue and anticipation to the event. The conclusion of his journey with Peugeot marks the end of a chapter and the beginning of a new one for both the driver and the team.
Peugeot will now have the task of finding a suitable replacement for Menezes, ensuring the continued progress and success of their Le Mans Hypercar programme. The motorsport community will be watching closely to see who takes on this important role and how it will shape the future of Peugeot’s racing endeavours.