DG Sport Competition has confirmed that it is currently working on the finalization of its 2018 WTCR project. The Belgium squad, which has enjoyed several successful seasons in various TCR series, has announced it is looking to enter two new Peugeot 308 TCRs into the 2018 championship.
Set to begin in early-April in Marrakech, Morocco, the 2018 WTCR series will replace the TC1-specification WTCC following a rebranding, and alignment of regulations between the two tin-top championships. DG Sport Competition states that its negotiations are ‘ongoing’, as it looks to raise the necessary budget and to conclude the contracting of two drivers.
“I am very confident in the potential of the new car produced by Peugeot Sport and I am sure that we will be able to announce our line-up quickly,” said Christian Jupsin, team manager at DG Sport. “The increase of the budget in WTCR compared to the TCR International Series obliges us to postpone the formalization of our participation. It is clear that the visibility and return for sponsors and partners will be much higher in the FIA WTCC, which will certainly help us to finalize the project. “