Peugeot has announced its return to premier endurance racing in the hypercar class, and the brand will be taking part in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) beginning in 2022. Details of its racing programme will be announced at the start of 2020, the automaker said.

The introduction of the hypercar class regulations which confirmed the use stipulated use of hybrid powertrains and the associated significant cost savings led the PSA Group’s executive committee’s approval of the Peugeot brand’s proposal for its entry into the 2022/2023 WEC season in full.

“The changes that the FIA WEC is introducing fit now with the transition we are undergoing ourselves with the electrification of our range and the launch of high-performance products, developed in close association with PSA Motorsport and foreshadowed by the Concept 508 Peugeot Sport Engineered,” said Brand Director Jean-Philippe Imparato, adding that these initiatives are “in tune with Peugeot’s ‘Motion and E-motion’ brand signature.”

The French marque has had success at the headlining 24 Hours of Le Mans race three times, most recently in 2009 with the 908 HDi FAP racer during its last competitive stretch between 2007 and 2011, before pulling the plug on its endurance racing campaign just before the start of the 2012 WEC season.