Peugeot's Simon Pagenaud says the marque is determined to come back and win the Le Mans 24 Hours next year.
Pagenaud's No. 3 908, which he shared with Pedro Lamy and Sebastien Bourdais, started from pole but retired when a suspension mount sheared from the car's tub. The other two pace-setting factory Peugeot entries retired with engine-related problems.
"If we knew what had gone wrong it would really help," Pagenaud told AUTOSPORT. "We worked so hard all year. We've been working since Le Mans last year. We've run 32-hour tests and nothing like this has happened. We've never had a tub break, never had an engine failure. Everyone in the team is in tears. This team is like a family and to win this race would have meant so much to us.
"Peugeot will come back stronger next year. Work has already started on the car for next year, and I really want to drive for Peugeot again."