In the wake of their participation in the FIA WTCR with two Peugeot 308 TCR in 2018, with into the bargain one victory and one pole for the Frenchman Aurélien Comte and a success for the Slovak Mat’o Homola, this season DG Sport Compétition will be competing in the TCR Europe competition. For the time being a first Peugeot 308 TCR is confirmed for the Frenchman Aurélien Comte…
“Once more we need thank Peugeot Sport for its trust, and we are delighted to take up this new challenge of the TCR Europe, Christian Jupsin, the man heading up DG Sport Compétition commented. Quite clearly during the off-season the European championship has evolved considerably, now welcoming a true armada of top drivers and teams. It won’t be an easy assignment, but we do know the product– the Peugeot 308 TCR -, the driver – Aurélien Comte – and we are continuing our collaboration with the operational engineer Jérôme Dadoumont, as also of course with DG Sport Compétition’s Technical Director, Lionel Hansen. “
TCR Europe will not be a discovery for DG Sport Compétition, if one recalls the various continental titles claimed in 2016 with Pierre-Yves Corthals and in 2017, at that time already with Aurélien Comte. “Between now and the competition’s kick-off’ on the Hungaroring in a month’s time, we will carying out various test sessions, Christian Jupsin continued. In fact, a second Peugeot 308 TCR DG Sport Compétition is available for a similar programme. All those interested should not hesitate to contact us … “
“This programme came about rather late, but it won’t prevent me from attacking the season with full motivation, Aurélien Comte added. Especially as we are returning to a known context, be it the DG Sport Compétition team, the Peugeot 308 TCR, the operational engineer, and even the Hungaroring which will be hosting the first round, and which we frequented in WTCR last year. When I attack a competition, the objective is always the same: to win! However, we need to show humility, because the TCR Europe will be bringing together some really good drivers this year, and it will be just as complicated to prove our worth as in WTCR. Nonetheless everything will be put into operation to succeed … “
It is during the weekend of the 27th and 28th April that the TCR Europe will take off in Hungary.