Aurélien Comte signs for DG Sport with Eric Nève appointed team manager
DG Sport Compétition has signed Aurélien Comte who will drive a Peugeot 308TCR in the 2018 World Touring Car Cup season, with the team also confirming former Chevrolet Motorsport Manager and WTCC general consultant Eric Nève as their team manager.
”Having been involved in the development of the two cars, I’m well placed to confirm that my 2018 mount in no way compares with its predecessor,” said Comte.
The 29-year-old is a Peugeot factory driver and finished fourth overall in the 2017 TCR Benelux series for DG Sport Compétition, driving a Peugeot 308 Racing Cup.
“It might be worth waiting until after the collective tests in Barcelona at the end of the month to draw up a more precise picture of the strengths present. But I’m confident: the Peugeot 308TCR is well-born and will give its rivals the run around. So, roll on Marrakech!” said Comte.
Nève, a well-known name in touring cars with a background of leading the Chevrolet WTCC team to three world titles and most recently working with the WTCC organisation, will act as team manager.
“Quite simply I was missing the track!” said Nève. ”My job within the organisation of the world championship allowed me to fathom the work of a promoter and as an FIA official, I was involved in the major strategic decisions and regulations, but I had a longing to rediscover the adrenaline and the sensations a race provides within a team. I now have this opportunity thanks to DG Sport Compétition and I will be out to offer them a maximum amount of assistance in this new chapter of their path.”
The team will announce their second driver shortly.