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Julien Briché joins TCR Asia Pacific Cup at Albert Park

Peugeot driver Julien Briché is going to join the TCR Asia Pacific Cup at Albert Park during the Formula 1 Grand Prix on March 12-15.

The 38-year-old is going to drive the Peugeot 308TCR that Aurélien Comte drove in the season finale at The Bend last year.

“I am extremely happy to be racing at Albert Park. It will be my first race outside of Europe, and racing in the season opener of the Grand Prix of Formula 1 is an honour,” said Briché.

“TCR Asia Pacific Cup is a totally different playing field with all opponents for me. I am excited to get back in my Peugeot 308TCR after she proved to be a strong contender last year in all races.

The car will be maintained by Garry Rogers Motorsport Customer Racing Team and Peugeot Sport.

“It is fantastic to have someone of Julien’s talent come to our customer team and compete at Albert Park,” said team owner Garry Rogers.

“Julien has been there and done that in many different TCR Series around the world. He will instantly be one of the benchmark drivers and will really show the true competitiveness of the Peugeot 308.

“GRM Customer Racing has a strong line-up of drivers already confirmed, and we are looking forward to making even more driver and car announcements in the near future.”

Briché raced for JSB Compétition in the 2019 TCR Europe series, finishing as runner-up with four victories and seven podium finishes.

“I don’t think we will have a problem putting down a good rhythm in Australia. We will have to study the track as the layout is very different from what we are used to in Europe, and changing tyre suppliers to Michelin is also something we will have to adapt to,” said Briché.

“I am proud that Peugeot Sport has confidence in me to represent its colours on the international stage.”