Peugeot Sport have unveiled a new Peugeot 308 TCR car at the season finale of the Peugeot 308 Cup at Le Castellet in France, with new champion Julien Briché being rewarded with a drive in the new car.
Peugeot cars have already made appearances in the TCR International Series, when two 308 Cup Racers entered the round at Spa-Francorchamps in 2016. The cars also took part in Balance of Performance [BoP] testing.
In 2017 DG Sport Compétition have been running two 308 Racing Cup cars for Aurélien Comte and Kevin Abbring in TCR Benelux, where the duo are in contention for the overall championship ahead of the final round this weekend.
Peugeot had been linked with a full TCR entry for some time, and the French manufacturer has now seemingly confirmed that move by putting a car on display at Circuit Paul Ricard at the weekend – even though there has been no formal announcement as yet.
New 308 Racing Cup champion Briché has been rewarded with a “brand new TCR-spec Peugeot 308, along with factory driver status in the colours of Peugeot Sport in 2018.”
TouringCars.Net has yet to receive comment from Peugeot Sport on the new project.