For the DG Sport Compétition the second round of the TCR Europe 2019 kept to its promises, the Peugeot 308 TCR driven by the Frenchman Aurélien Comte was ever present from the beginning to the end of the weekend
Right from the first practice sessions Comte clocked up a 2nd best time, which was promising for the qualifying and races to come for the Theux based team. In fact, the lion bearing the number #7 proved its worth as from the official session it integrated the top 6. At the end of Race 1 Aurélien Comte then managed to save a 7th place, despite two serious accidents, prior to performing brilliantly in Race 2, and finishing the weekend on the second tread of the podium. A top-rated result which confirms the competitiveness of the team, the car and the driver, allowing Comte to find himself in 4th place in the championship after the two first rounds.
“Our weekend finished on a positive note, Aurélien Comte commented. It’s a good result, but we could still have done better. You can count on us to continue working on the car with a view to the upcoming meetings, in order to grab a maximum amount of profit from the series’ format. Race 2 went well, but I wasn’t really able to threaten the leader, I did what I could to keep all the other behind me, whilst avoiding to put excessive wear on my tyres.”
On the DG Sport front they were pleased with the outcome of the second weekend of the season … “Even though Race 1 involved some heavy jostling, we managed to grab what was there to be taken, Christian Jupsin, the man in charge of the team explained. At the end of the day this second place allow us to bring to a close a weekend in a great way, definitely positive in its entirety. We’ll obviously need to continue working hard with a view to the following rounds, but the points we now already have cannot be taken away. Congratulations to Aurélien for his diehard approach in Race 2!”
The third round of the TCR Europe will be held at … at Spa-Francorchamps, in other words on DG Sport Compétition’s home ground, whose workshops are located some twenty kilometres from the renowned circuit. A track which the team and the driver know perfectly having carried out a series of test sessions there. Rendezvous on the 8th and 9th June for a highly awaited meeting for one and all …