A newly formed team under the Pescarolo Sport banner has signaled intentions of competing in the 2024 FIA World Endurance Championship with a customer Peugeot 9X8.
The French organization, owned by Jocelyn Pedrono, acquired the naming rights to the legendary sports car racing team in 2016. Henri Pescarolo is understood to not be involved with this project.
Pedrono announced on Thursday that it has selected Peugeot Sport as its manufacturer and has “entered into important negotiations with major partners with a view to finance the season.”
When reached by Sportscar365, Peugeot Sport confirmed the latest development.
“Pescarolo Sport contacted us a few months ago now,” the statement read. “After some discussion, Pescarolo Sport has decided to build a WEC program with a Peugeot 9X8.
“We are very proud that Pescarolo Sport chose our Hypercar. The project is evolving quite quickly with carefully selected partners and an experienced team.
“We will be ready to provide them with a 9X8 and the technical support necessary in hopes that there program will take form in 2024.”
Joel Riviere, who along with Jacques Nicolet purchased the assets of Pescarolo Sport in 2010, has joined Pedrono in the team’s management structure, while former Pescarolo driver Bruce Jouanny has been tasked with the development of the Hypercar class program.
The news marks the first planned customer Peugeot LMH car after the French manufacturer previously expressed intentions of making its wingless 9X8 available to privateer teams.
Daniel Lloyd contributed to this report