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DG Sport Compétition targets WTCR slots

DG Sport Compétition targets WTCR slots

12/01/2018 09:00

DG Sport Compétition is planning to run a two-car team in the inaugural FIA World Touring Car Cup, which begins in Morocco in early April.

The leading Belgian squad has enjoyed success in the TCR category and is now working to finalise plans to enter two Peugeot 308 TCRs in the Eurosport Events-promoted series, which replaces the FIA World Touring Car Championship from 2018.

“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, DG Sport Compétition Team Manager. “It is clear that the visibility and return for sponsors and partners will be much higher in the FIA World Touring Car, which will certainly help us to finalise the project.”

DG Sport Compétition is hoping to recruit two “fast drivers” to fill its vacant seats, as it works on securing the necessary funding of the project. And it would be an attractive option having guided Mato Homola to three poles and two second places in TCR International in 2017, while Aurélien Comte won the TCR Europe Trophy in a DG-run Peugeot 308 Racing Cup.

Tom Coronel and twin brother Tim have finished the gruelling Dakar Rally in South America, reaching the end of the final stage in Córdoba, Argentina, yesterday just outside the top 30.

Tiago Monteiro, a race winner and title contender during the final season of the FIA World Touring Car Championship in 2017, has received Portugal’s Sport Merit Award.

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WTCR Q&A: Denis Dupont

18/01/2018 12:00 - 2017

The 25-year-old Belgian will carry the hopes of a nation on his shoulders – and his Comtoyou Racing Audi RS3 LMS – when he contests the inaugural FIA World Touring Car Cup for the RACB National Team. He’s had this to say.

The 25-year-old Belgian will carry the hopes of a nation on his shoulders – and his Comtoyou Racing Audi RS3 LMS – when he contests the inaugural FIA World Touring Car Cup for the RACB National Team. He’s had this to say.

Belgium’s motorsport federation, the RACB, has identified the inaugural FIA World Touring Car Cup as the ultimate international launch pad for its young star driver, Denis Dupont.

The man behind the Honda Civic Type R TCR project hopes several examples of the car will be on the grid when the inaugural FIA World Touring Car Cup begins in Morocco on 7 April.