Peugeot and Aurélien Comte to race in TCR Australia finale

Peugeot and Aurélien Comte to race in TCR Australia finale

Aurélien Comte
Photo: TCR Media

Peugeot Sport will be represented in the season finale of the TCR Australia series at The Bend Motorsport Park in November, with Frenchman Aurélien Comte entered in a 308 TCR.

Comte has been competing in Peugeot TCR machinery for the past two seasons, taking part in the inaugural FIA World Touring Car Cup season last year, before moving to TCR Europe this year with DG Sport Compétition.

The Frenchman has already been victorious with the car at the very top level in TCR, memorably taking victory at Zandvoort in 2018.

Comte will take part in the season finale of TCR Australia, with the car remaining in Australia for the 2020 season.

It marks the ninth different car manufacturer to take part in the Australian tin top series in its first season.

“We are looking forward to our participation with Peugeot Sport for the Tailem Bend round,” said Mayeul Tyl, Director of Peugeot Citroën Racing Shop.

“Our driver will be Aurelien Comte. Aurelien is driving the latest model 308 TCR in TCR Europe this year. Last year he drove a 308 TCR in WTCR and was our development driver for the 308 TCR. He is a very accomplished driver with lots of experience.

“We have watched the Australian TCR series with a lot of interest. The Australian series generates a lot of attention in Europe, it is really great to see lots of different car brands and is a very professional series.  We are very excited to bring our Peugeot 308 TCR to Australia.”

Matt Braid, Director of TCR Australia promoter Australian Racing Group, emphasised the commitment that Peugeot Sport is making to competing in Australia.

“It will be fantastic to have Peugeot Sport compete at the final round of the carsales TCR Australia Series at The Bend Motorsport Park,” said Braid.

“This will be a serious entry – a fully-fledged factory run car by the team at Peugeot Sport, including the team’s current works driver.

“Peugeot has been one of the quiet achievers in global TCR competition over the past few years, so we’re looking forward to how they stack up against our Australian entries.”