No time for DG to celebrate in WTCR
DG Sport Compétition is building on its promising start to the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup with a test in Zolder, Belgium, today.
The Belgian team was on form in Marrakech last weekend with Aurélien Comte bagging eighth place in Race 1 at WTCR AFRIQUIA Race of Morocco.
Christian Jupsin, who heads the Theux-based team, said: “It goes without saying that we would have wished to return to Belgium with more points but taking into account the level of this championship and the youthfulness of our car, I am satisfied with these first steps.
“The PEUGEOT 308TCR is reliable and performs well and the team worked well. As from [today] we will be at Circuit Zolder to take advantage of the information gathered in Marrakech and test the various technical configurations. I’m persuaded that we will swiftly progress with a view to a first podium during one of the following meetings.”
Despite the high of his Race 1 result, the Marrakech weekend proved frustrating for Comte who retired from Race 2 with a broken intercooler following contact with another driver. An electrical problem resulting from this issue then ruled out a start in Race 3 for the Frenchman.
Team-mate Mato Homola was forced to retire from Race 1 with car damage. He regrouped and finished P12 and P13 in Sunday’s races.