The 778 Autosport outfit has obtained an ex-STCC Peugeot 308 for use in the WTCC rounds at China and Macau

The Hong Kong-based 778 Autosport team has announced that it will field an S2000-spec Peugeot 308 for the final two rounds of this year’s FIA World Touring Car Championship at Tianma and Macau.

The team currently competes in the Chinese Touring Car Championship and Asian Touring Car Series with a fleet of KIA Fortes, but they have purchased a Peugeot 308 used by IPS Motorsport in the Swedish Touring Car Championship.

The last time Peugeot competed in the WTCC was in 2006The team’s entry has been provisionally accepted by the FIA, subject to the car passing the series’ technical regulations and their driver (who is yet to be named) proving themselves to be competitive enough.

Peugeot’s last appearance in the World Touring Car Championship was at the 2006 rounds at Oschersleben and Monza, where Denmark-based Peugeot Sport Denmark operated a 407 for Jens Edman (pictured).

[Images via FIA WTCC Media and TouringCarTimes]

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