Mat’o Homola has been announced as DG Sport Compétition’s second driver, hot on the heels of the Belgian team’s announcement that it would enter the new FIA World Touring Car Cup.
The Slovakian driver will be teammate to Aurélien Comte in a pair of Peugeot 308 TCRs, whose appointment was confirmed along with the team’s entry earlier this week.
Homola previously raced for the Belgian outfit in the 2017 TCR International Series, as well as selected outings in the TCR BeNeLux category, driving an Opel Astra TCR (pictured below).
The 23-year-old recently sampled DG Sport Compétition’s new Peugeots in a pre-season test and expressed his delight at joining the series.
“I’m crazy excited with the new challenge and I’m happy to continue driving for DG Sport Compétition,” he said. “I know the team; they are experienced, they work hard and are fully motivated to achieve great results, just like me.
“I had the chance to test the new Peugeot 308 TCR and it definitely exceeded my expectations; it has good handling and a powerful engine. I’m also super excited about the cooperation we are going to have with the Peugeot Sport, which developed the car and they did a great job. I believe we have a very good package with lot of potential to win races!”
Team principal Christian Jupsin expressed confidence that his pairing of Homola and Comte would be a strong pairing on track.
“I’m truly pleased to renew the challenge with Mat’o and I thank him for the trust he placed in us,” he said. “Last year the team were able to appreciate his professionalism, his enthusiasm and his enormous motivation. He’s a fighter, a winner, a real racer!
“We believe that with him, Aurélien Comte and the Peugeot 308 TCR we have everything for claiming top results in WTCR.”
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