Peugeot duo Anthony Davidson and Sebastien Bourdais will share a car for the first time at the next round of the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup at Imola next weekend.
British driver Davidson won the Spa round in May in the number seven Peugeot 908 with Marc Gene and Alex Wurz while Bourdais has usually driven the number nine machine with Pedro Lamy and Simon Pagenaud.
With only two of the turbo-diesel machines entered for Imola, Bourdais will move across to Davidson's 908 while the number eight car will be driven by regular occupants Franck Montagny and Stephane Sarrazin.
"We fully expect a very closely fought contest throughout the six hours at Imola, and that's why we're entering two cars driven by sprinters," said Peugeot Sport director Olivier Quesnel. "We saw at Le Mans that we had to push through the entire 24 Hours, at Sebring the top three were separated by just 44 seconds after 12 hours of racing and at Spa-Franorchamps we finished one-two with only 40 or so seconds between our cars."
Peugeot leads the manufacturers' race ILMC – for which there is no drivers' title – 34 points ahead of rival Audi.