PEUGEOT SPORT CUSTOMER COMPETITION DEPARTMENT | 2018 PROGRAMME
For those who dream of competing in a competitive yet cost-conscious series, PEUGEOT SPORT’s customer competition department organises some of motorsport’s most exciting and rewarding one-make competitions aimed at upcoming racing and rally drivers. The opportunities offered by PEUGEOT SPORT take place at either French Championship level or within the framework of independently-run meetings. Open to competitors of all levels, these series target not only novices looking to gain experience and hone their skills in a reliable car, but also more battle-hardened drivers who want to showcase their talent in a competitive environment. Attractive prize funds are up for grabs each time out.
CIRCUIT RACING: 308 RACING CUP + RENCONTRES PEUGEOT SPORT
308 RACING CUP I A EUROPEAN FLAVOUR
The 2018 308 Racing Cup is a truly international FIA series with a calendar of six rounds that take participants to such celebrated venues as Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium, Barcelona in Spain and French circuits Le Castellet and Magny-Cours, all of which are inextricably associated with the glamour of Formula 1.
The 2018 series promises to be particularly competitive, with a level playing field for participants in both performance and sporting terms. Drivers race in identical PEUGEOT 308 Racing Cups which boast performance similar to that of a GT4 car. The PEUGEOT 308 Racing Cup was developed by PEUGEOT SPORT engineers and the combination of reliability and fun behind the wheel it delivers has ensured buoyant sales.
This season, the 2017 308 Racing Cup’s winner Julien Briché enjoys factory status with PEUGEOT SPORT and is contesting the 2018 TCR Europe Series in the brand-new PEUGEOT 308 TCR. The driver who comes first in this year’s 308 Racing Cup will similarly benefit from PEUGEOT SPORT backing in 2019, while the top-10 finishers at all rounds get to share a generously-endowed prize fund.
- Prize-money and tyre allocations for the top-10 finishers at every round.
- A total potential prize fund of €151,500 over the season, plus end-of-year prizes.
- The 2018 winner will earn a programme in a PEUGEOT 308 TCR in 2019.
March 30-April 2 I Nogaro (France)
June 2-3 I Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium)
July 14-15 I Dijon (France)
September 8-9 I Magny-Cours (France)
September 28-October 1 I Barcelona (Spain)
October 13-15 I Le Castellet (France)
RENCONTRES PEUGEOT SPORT I AFFORDABLE MOTOR RACING PLUS 24-HOUR ACTION
The Rencontres PEUGEOT SPORT programme is one of the most accessible single-make circuit racing formulae in Europe. The success that Rencontres PEUGEOT SPORT meetings have enjoyed for almost 40 years is fuelled by their hallmark friendly atmosphere and the variety of race formats on offer. Every year, the cocktail attracts a healthy entry of experienced French and non-French drivers, as well as talented youngsters and lady and celebrity drivers.
To make the series more appealing still, the 2018 programme features several new developments, including the addition of a 24-hour endurance race at Magny-Cours on July 21-22. Organised within the framework of the Rencontres PEUGEOT SPORT meeting, this popular format will exclusively feature PEUGEOT 208 Racing Cups, with priority given to crews registered for the full season. Meanwhile, for the first time, the formula’s three-hour Trophée Endurance PEUGEOT races will see PEUGEOT 308 Racing Cups, RCZ Racing Cups, 206 S16s, 207 LWs and 208 Racings Cups that do not qualify for the relay races go head-to-head on the Sunday, with a separate classification for each model.
The winner of the 2018 208 Racing Cup (sprint races) will win a PEUGEOT 308 RACING CUP in line with PEUGEOT SPORT’s desire to permit the fastest drivers to continue up the circuit racing ladder to the superior class in 2019.
- 208 Racing Cup (sprint races): the winner earns a PEUGEOT 308 Racing Cup for a programme in 2019
- 208 Junior Cup: the best-placed driver wins a purchase voucher of a value of €10,000 towards a 308 Racing Cup programme in 2019
- Course Relais 208 (relay races, minimum of two drivers per car): Junior (U21), Gentleman (over 50) and Incentive (open to businesses) classifications
- Trophée Endurance PEUGEOT: eligible cars are the PEUGEOT 308 Racing Cup, RCZ Racing Cup, 206 S16, 207 LW and those 208 RACING CUP entries that do not qualify for the relay races.
- 24-hour race at Magny-Cours: open to PEUGEOT 208 Racing Cups (minimum of three drivers per car).
April 20-22 I Val de Vienne (Vienne)
May 4-6 I Nogaro (Gers)
June 29-July 1 I Pau Arnos (Pyrénées-Atlantiques)
July 20-22 I 24H Magny-Cours (Nièvre)
September 21-23 I Dijon-Prenois (Côte-d’Or)
October 19-21 I Lédenon (Gard)
RALLYING: 208 RALLY CUP
208 RALLY CUP I KICK START YOUR RALLY CAREER!
PEUGEOT SPORT’s experience of rallying dates back practically four decades. The one-make 208 Rally Cup, which is organised within the framework of the FFSA French Rally Championship, provides drivers with a chance to hone their skills while competing against a strong entry of drivers from across Europe in two-wheel drive PEUGEOT 208 R2s. The 2018 series features a blend of gravel and asphalt rounds and is open to upcoming youngsters and experienced campaigners alike who want to have fun in a competitive arena.
PEUGEOT SPORT’s mission also includes assisting young drivers as they make their way up the ladder to FIA European Rally Championship (FIA ERC) level. This season, the 2017 208 Rally Cup winner Laurent Pellier has a programme as a factory PEUGEOT SPORT driver in the FIA ERC’s U28 class behind the wheel of a four-wheel drive PEUGEOT 208 T16 tended by the PEUGEOT Rally Academy.
The winner of the 2018 208 Rally Cup will similarly earn a top-class programme in 2019, while the best-placed Junior at the season’s midpoint will be enrolled for the Eurosport’s FIA ERC-based Junior Experience training course.
- A prize fund of €20,800 at every round.
- Tyre allocations in association with Michelin
- An international entry of drivers run by top teams like PH Sport, SaintéLoc, Sébastien Loeb Racing Team, etc.
- The winner of the U27 Challenge will win a rally programme with Groupe PSA Motorsport in 2019.
2018 PEUGEOT RALLY CUP CALENDAR
March 30-April 1 I Rallye Terre des Causses (Aveyron), gravel
May 18-20 I Rallye d’Antibes (Alpes-Maritimes), asphalt
June 14-16 I Rallye Terre du Diois (Drôme), gravel
July 5-7 I Rallye du Rouergue (Aveyron), asphalt
September 6-8 I Rallye du Mont Blanc (Haute-Savoie), asphalt
October 12-14 I Rallye Terre des Cardabelles (Aveyron), gravel
November 22-25 I Rallye du Var (Var), asphalt
208 RALLY CUP ENTRIES
Jean-Marc VINATIER: firstname.lastname@example.org / +33 6 73 48 43 39
MEDIA CONTACT (PEUGEOT SPORT CUSTOMER COMPETITION PROGRAMMES)
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