DA RACING PREPARE FOR 2017 WORLD RX CAMPAIGN
A new two-car team will compete in the FIA World Rallycross Championship this season. DA Racing will run a pair of ex-Team Peugeot-Hansen Peugeot 208 Supercars in the Championship, which gets underway in Barcelona on the first weekend of April.
The French team is yet to announce any drivers for 2017, and is currently developing its team across the board, from technical staff to management, while also racing in the Andros Trophy series in the French Alps where Jean-Baptiste Dubourg is defending the title this winter.
The squad ran a Citroen C4 for France’s JB Dubourg in selected events in 2014 in Euro RX and World RX, the best result of the year coming at their home event at Loheac, where Dubourg finished third behind Sweden’s Timmy Hansen and Norway’s Petter Solberg. A new Citroen DS3 was built for the 2016 season, which Dubourg raced in the FIA European Rallycross Championship and selected World RX events, while his younger brother Andrea raced the car in the French Championship.
"The ambition of DA Racing is simple, we want to challenge for the first places in the different championship we are engaged in. After a difficult start we achieved a very promising level of performance with the Citroen DS3 last year, which is very encouraging for the future,” said Dominique Dubourg, Managing Director of DA Racing.
“At the end of last year, we had the opportunity to acquire two of the best cars in the sport with a pair of Peugeot 208 WRX 2015 cars. With growth a major part of DA Racing’s objective we could not miss the opportunity. The arrival of the cars to our premises allows us to prepare in the best conditions for our participation in one of the World Championships most publicised in motor sport today. It’s important for DA Racing to move to the next level in all areas, the cars are just the first part. We will continue by going into a recruitment phase at all levels, for drivers and staff.”
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