In an exclusive interview with France’s L’Equipe newspaper Groupe PSA Motorsport director Jean-Marc Finot has revealed that the decision by Rebellion to quit all racing activities after Le Mans this year does not call into question Peugeot’s commitment to endurance racing from 2022.

Further, Finot confirmed that the entire project will be “totally under the project management of Peugeot SA Motorsport” and that the manufacturer will partner with Ligier Automotive for its long-awaited return to prototype racing’s highest level rather than the much anticipated arrangement with ORECA.

Ligier (and potentially other sub-contractors) will be engaged by the French manufacturer for their skills which PSA do not already have in-house such as experience with carbon composite materials. 

When questioned as to whether the program would continue with the Hypercar or look to utilise the new LMDh platform Finot confirmed that PSA were certainly looking at the new platform and that the choice will be made on the basis of the technical regulations (which are still being discussed), BoP between the two categories and the best marketing performance offered by the two programmes, confirming that “The priority is to ensure the quality and robustness of our new car.”