Peugeot have announced to return to the top tier of WEC in 2022 with intent to race in the hypercar programme.
Their parent company, PSA, released a brief statement today revealing the companies plans to contest in the full WEC schedule, with a hybrid-based platform, including racing around Le Mans 24 hours.
More information about the planned hyper car is set to be released at the beginning of 2020.
PSA motorsport director Jean-Marc Finot said:
“I am very excited at the prospect of channelling the skills and passion of my team into this project.
“It is a new challenge and I know our experts will rise to it with another demonstration of their will to win with teams financed by the [PSA] Group’s brands, fuelled by their long experience of top-flight FIA championships and hunger for success.”
The release of the Peugeot backing for the new hypercar programme would be a major boost to the WEC class which up till now had only had confirmed participations from Toyota and Aston Martin.
Peugeot were last seen on the streets of Le Mans with their diesel-powered 908 HDI FAP between 2007 and 2011, and winning the race in 2009.
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