DG Sport Compétition has revealed their new livery for the 2019 TCR Europe season, in which Aurélien Comte will compete as one of six drivers racing at the wheel of a Peugeot 308 TCR.
Comte and the Belgian team are turning their focus to TCR Europe this season, having competed with two 308s in the 2018 FIA World Touring Car Cup.
The Frenchman will be at the wheel of a brand-new car from Peugeot Sport, which was only received within the last two weeks.
Since then the team has been carrying out pre-season testing at circuits in Belgium, ahead of the seven-round TCR Europe season which kicks off at the Hungaroring in Budapest this weekend.
“We received this new car, with all its 2019 evolutions, a fortnight ago, and since then we have carried out one test at Circuit Zolder and two at Francorchamps,” said Technical Director Lionel Hansen.
“The aim was to allow Aurélien to build up kilometres while at the same time working on the set-up for short runs, of the qualifying type, as also on the longer runs with a view to the races.
“Everyone is fully aware of the problems of the Hungaroring: it’s a circuit where overtaking is extremely difficult, hence the importance of producing a good performance level as from the qualifying sessions.
“Taking into account the system of the reversed grid one needs to aim at being in the top ten. We know the Peugeot 308 TCR well [and] Aurélien Comte is capable is pulling out all the stops over one lap against the clock, for sure.
“Admittedly the Balance de Performance still represents an enigma, but all the dials are on green…”
The Theux-based team has also unveiled a new partnership with Herock for the coming season, with the company’s brand adorning the car as title sponsor.
“Since the creation of the HEROCK make, some ten years ago already, we have supported DG Sport’s sporting programmes with a view to not only developing our notoriety, but also to invite our clients to the various competitions,” explained Laurent Van Laere, CEO of HEROCK.
“Be it in the field of motorbikes, in rallies or circuit racing, we have gleaned some great successes with DG Sport.
“This involvement in TCR Europe is therefore in line with our international development, focussing on such important markets as Germany and France. In addition, TCR Europe benefits from excellent media and televised coverage, which represents excellent opportunities for us.”