Jacques Villeneuve tests Albatec Racing’s Peugeot 208 at Lydden Hill

Jacques Villeneuve’s 1st proper test in his Peugeot 208 at Lydden Hill last weekendmarke steh beginning of preparations for his 2014 FIA World Rallycross Championship run for Albatec Racing. A power steering issue was traced to a faulty component. The rest of his 45 mile (40 lap) run was incident free. Jacques Villeneuve’s chance to race in front of home fans comes at Trois-Rivières in Québec on 7/8 August.

Martin Anayi, Managing Director of World RX for IMG Motorsport said, “I’m pleased to hear that Jacques and the Albatec team had a successful test at Lydden, which will form round two of this year’s Championship,” said Anayi. “Hopefully this will set a precedent for the remainder of the season which has all the ingredients in place for a memorable inaugural year. Since Jacques confirmed his World RX plans for 2014 earlier this month, we’ve received some fantastic coverage for our Championship from media across the globe.”

Jacques-VilleneuveJacques Villenueve said, “It’s been a fun experience working with the team, with Andy who stands out because of his passion for the sport, and in particular the engineers, to get the best out of the 208. You don’t rallycross because of the jet set you do it because of the racing, so now I’m really looking forward to going head-to-head with the other drivers in Portugal.”

Andy Scott, Team Principal at Albatec Racing was delighted with his new team-mate’s performance behind the wheel of the 600bhp Peugeot 208 said, “As expected, Jacques was immediately fast once we’d addressed the power steering issue this morning, and just got quicker and quicker as the day progressed. We will test again before the season starts, but where and when has not yet been decided.”