That was a big moment for the Team Nett Motorsport: The traditional racing team from the VLN endurance championship Nürburgring travelled to the Peugeot Racing Shop in the French capital city of Paris on Wednesday to receive the first Peugeot 308 Racing Cup. This will be the only model of the French TCR race car that will be used in racing in Germany in the year 2017 – and of course exclusively in the worldwide most popular grassroots series, the VLN.
“Not only have we received from Peugeot the first customer car, our 308 is moreover the so far only vehicle in TCR configuration”, explains driver and team manager Jürgen Nett. “So the VLN season opener will be a true premiere. We wish to thank Peugeot Sport for the confidence that they placed in our team.”
Until the test and set-up session, the team will now have enough time to proceed to some adjustments on the vehicle to adapt it for racing at the Nordschleife. “It is our target for the season 2017 to achieve the first TCR victory for Peugeot with this first TCR Peugeot race car”, says Bradley Philpot who is confident that they will achieve this goal. “The competition will be close but we count on the combination of routine, pace and our experienced pit crew.” The British Philpot will drive the compact sports car from France in the VLN together with the brothers Achim and Jürgen Nett.
The first orders for the Peugeot 308 Racing Cup were received on the 30th of October 2016. Just before that date, the latest race car of Peugeot Sport had presented a first demonstration of its potential in Mettet, Belgium. 25 order have been received since then.
“The delivery of the first 308 Racing Cup marks a milestone in the career of the new car”, says Bruno Famin, Peugeot Sport Director. “It is the conclusion of a tough development programme and the beginning of the sporting side.”