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Peugeot 306 General Information

See as well the groupN chapter of this car. We note that the rally development of non-Kit Car 306s went mainly through Peugeot Sport UK, rather than Vélizy, but as well that these cars were the base for the UK Peugeot Cup in a specification called "Challenge Spec". This means that many of the 306 S16 entered in groupA actually used road car engines and transmissions.

Nevertheless it was a promising car. The Peugeot 306 WRC debut was also in the hands of Peugeot Sport UK. They sent a full groupA 306 S16 to the 1994 RAC in the hands of Martin Rowe. Rowe finished 14th overall on this debut event. Martin Rowe may be the 1998 BRChampion and the 2003 PWRChampion, but it was in the 306 in 1994, his very first RAC start, that Martin got his best of many RAC results to date!

Outside the UK the car seemed to be works-used to a lesser degree. Initially there was a French Championship works program with Fabien Doenlen and Gilles Panizzi. However Peugeot Sport Vélizy worked on the 306 Maxi F2 Kit Car, which debuted in May 1995 and therefore obviously soon replaced the pure groupA car for the French works team. To be exact, the Peugeot Sport Vélizy works team only used the 306 S16 between the Rallye du Touquet in October 1994 and the Tour de Corse in May 1995. This also explains why the development of the more civilised gA & gN versions were left to the former Talbot competitions department in UK.

Despite this, when Peugeot won the "F2" World Championship in 1995, the credit has to go to this groupA version 306 S16! In the Tour de Corse 1995 the Peugeot works team themselves still used the non-Kit Car and while other importers contributed to the title with groupA 306s, there was only once an official 306 Maxi entry on a 1995 F2 round: Peugeot Sport entered Bernard Beguin in a 306 Maxi in the F2 only San Remo, but he had what was described as a stupid, emberrassing and big crash. The brand new car 23 LJK 75 was written off and it was Beguin's first and last Peugeot works drive ever! The groupA 306 S16 won the F2 WRC title without the Maxi version scoring a single point!

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Peugeot 306 Evolutions

Model & Evo. (Activity)
Peugeot 306 S16 (94-99) 231/6800 220/6500 4030.1680.1314 1000 (4.3) FWD (2580)

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Peugeot 306 Results

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Pos Event Driver Co-Driver # Rego hh:mm:ss
10th. 2004 WRC Cyprus Rally K. Koutsakos P. Laos #69 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
20th. 2001 WRC Cyprus Rally K. Koutsakos P. Laos #62 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
11th. 1996 WRC Rallye Catalunya J. Azcona A. Rodriguez #23 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
16th. 1995 WRC Rallye de Portugal P. Deila P. Scalvini #57 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
12th. 1995 WRC Tour de Corse G. Panizzi H. Panizzi #27 [UNKNOWN] 5:28:22
13th. 1995 WRC Tour de Corse F. Doenlen H. Sauvage #25 [UNKNOWN] 5:28:41
32nd. 1995 WRC Rally New Zealand C. Marshall S. Vaughan #64 [UNKNOWN] 0:00:00
14th. 1994 WRC Rally of Great Britain M. Rowe C. Wood #40 [UNKNOWN] 6:04:51

Peugeot 306 Retirements

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Pos Event Driver Co-Driver # Rego Reason
Ret. 2000 WRC Rally New Zealand C. Marshall C. Tilber #67 [UNKNOWN] SS22 gearbox
Ret. 1997 WRC Rally of Great Britain J. Sharpe I. Beaven #37 [UNKNOWN] SS23 engine
Ret. 1997 WRC Rally of Finland A. Kent A. Bull #63 [UNKNOWN] SS5 crash
Ret. 1996 WRC Rally Australia (WA) C. Marshall S. Vaughan #47 [UNKNOWN] SS4 ?
Ret. 1995 WRC Rally of Great Britain A. Blenkhorn P. McCrea #28 [UNKNOWN] SS10 differential
Ret. 1995 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo P. Deila P. Scalvini #25 [UNKNOWN] SS3 engine