Since it first broke cover last October, PEUGEOT 308 Racing Cup has clocked up a high number kilometres on and off the track and this has enabled the development team to gain an in-depth understanding of the new car. A combination of short and longer runs, as well as engine and suspension bench testing has allowed the engineers to fine-tune the new car’s competitive potential. At the end of 2015, it took part in an endurance race in Spain where it posted some very promising lap times.
- Sébastien Loeb Racing to run two PEUGEOT 308 Racing Cups in May
- The cars are scheduled to make three appearances: the TCR meeting at Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium, and the VLN3 and ETCC races at the Nürburgring, Germany
- The PEUGEOT 308 Racing Cup will go on sale on July 9, 2016
Two PEUGEOT 308 Racing Cups have been entrusted to Sébastien Loeb Racing for a programme of three races in May. These outings will provide Peugeot Sport’s engineers with more experience of the car in the hands of a top team in a competitive environment.
May 5-7: TCR (Spa Francorchamps, Belgium)
May 13-14: VLN3 (Nürburgring Nordschleife, Germany)
May 26-28: ETCC (Nürburgring Nordschleife, Germany)
The France-based single-make RCZ Racing Cup series will serve is to serve as an opportunity to earn a drive in the 308 Racing Cup. The driver who tops the provisional RCZ Racing Cup standings after the round at Pau on May 14-15 will be given a chance to compete in the ETCC race in one of the two Sébastien Loeb Racing-run cars.
The PEUGEOT 308 Racing Cup will be released for sale on July 9 and interest in the car has been driven by its numerous strengths:
- Bantam weight: maximum 1,100kg (TCR homologation: 1,145kg),
- Powerful: 308 horsepower,
- Motorsport electronics,
- Six-speed sequential gearbox with steering wheel-mounted gearshift paddles,
- Vented Ø378x32mm front disc brakes with six-piston calipers,
- Solid Ø290x12mm rear disc brakes with single-piston calipers.