For the first time, eight European countries - United Kingdom, Germany, France, Belgium, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands and Switzerland - will all launch an online driver recruitment campaign.
This competition is aimed at drivers, from 18 years of age, who hold a valid UK driving licence and hold an International ‘C’ Race Licence or have a National ‘A’ Race Licence and have the necessary experience to gain an International ‘C’ Race Licence in 2013. To participate in the national pre-selections, which will take place between 18th and 28th February 2013, candidates must be among the first 400 to register (for each country concerned) on the website www.208gtiracingexperience.peugeot.com
The website offers all the details of this exciting competition, including the full entry criteria, registration form, race dates and a new GTi video.
The five winning candidates from each national pre-selection event will then be assessed on 4th March 2013 during an international final at the La Ferté Gaucher circuit, in France, which will determine, from the 40 national winners, the final eight 208 GTi ambassadors (one from each of the eight participating countries).
The lucky eight drivers will gain experience on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife circuit during the first three races of the VLN championship, between 23rd March and 27th April 2013, and then all eight will drive the new 208 GTi Peugeot Sport in the 24 Hour Nürburgring 2013 race. This car has been specially developed for this endurance event by Peugeot Sport, using the latest technology designed for the 208 R2, 208 Type R5 and RCZ Racing Cup.
The 208 GTi racing experience celebrates the launch of the eagerly awaited 208 GTi, which goes on sale in the UK in mid-April. Through this innovative and exciting competition, Peugeot Sport will deliver, for one lucky UK winner, an experience of a lifetime in the new 208 GTi.
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