Peugeot Sport to send entry for TCR Australia finale
By Tom Howard
Wednesday 25th September, 2019 - 6:00am
Peugeot Sport will send a car to The Bend Motorsport Park for the TCR Australia finale in November.
The French marque has agreed to transport a 308 TCR along with staff and driver Aurelien Comte to participate in the touring car series’ final round at the South Australian circuit.
Comte’s entry is expected to receive assistance from a yet to be named local team which will help run the car for the November 15-17 meeting.
The 31-year-old currently pilots a Peugeot in TCR Europe driving for the factory sponsored DG Sport Competition outfit.
It has been confirmed the car, which represents the ninth brand to race in TCR Australia this season, will remain in the country after the round.
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“We are looking forward to our participation with Peugeot Sport for the Tailem Bend round,” said Mayeul Tyl, Director at 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.”
TCR Australia promoters, Australian Racing Group, are keen to see a new brand join the grid at The Bend.
“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 ARG director Matt 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.”
Drivers will be fighting for the runner-up spot at the series finale after Will Brown secured the inaugural title at Sandown last weekend.