Peugeot Sport is set to confirm details of its top-class FIA World Endurance Championship program on Friday at Le Mans.
The French manufacturer, which has previously confirmed its plans to re-enter endurance racing by 2022, has organized a virtual press conference featuring Peugeot brand director Jean-Philippe Imparato, for Friday at 2 p.m. CET.
It is there where Peugeot is expected to confirm its commitment to the 2022 WEC season with what has been rumored to be a car designed around the Le Mans Hypercar regulations instead of the LMDh platform.
Sportscar365 understands that a LMH is likely due to a tie-in with oil giant Total, which has recently expanded into battery technology.
LMDh cars will feature a spec hybrid powertrain system, thus not enabling OEMs to showcase its own battery or electric motor technology.
A new logo and brand identity, meanwhile, has been revealed on Monday in the build up to this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans.
“Peugeot Sport is opening a new page in its history with the implementation of new high-performance electrified technologies, resulting from the know-how and technical mastery of its teams,” said Peugeot Sport director Francois Wales.
“The upcoming launch of 508 Peugeot Sport Engineered and the return to the World Endurance Championship are significant achievements of this.
“It was important that our identity symbolize this new chapter in which Peugeot Sport is committed with passion, strength and professionalism.”
As previously announced Groupe PSA chairman Carlos Tavares will serve as the honorary starter at Le Mans.