After the ’50s, Peugeot cars in the 24 Hours of Le Mans are rarer. Nevertheless, the French make was surely present in the Sarthe as an engine builder.
In the ’60s, Charles Deutsch used the engine of the Peugeot 204 for his CD Peugeot SP66. In the mid-70s, Gérard Welter and Michel Meunier created their own cars driven by Peugeot mechanics. Since 1976, these WM were equipped with the famous V6 PRV. In 1988, this engine entered the history of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Roger Dorchy, behind the wheel of the WM P88, achieved the speed record established at 405 km/h (252 mph)!
Gérard Welter then created his competition structure to use « WR » stamped prototypes from 1993 to 2006. He had to remain faithful to the Peugeot mechanics that offered him the pole position in Le Mans in 1995.
Finally, Henri Pescarolo also trusted the French engine builder for his first steps as a team manager. Pescarolo Sport used Peugeot Courage engines from its beginnings and achieved several top 10 rankings.