DS Automobiles have announced the creation of a motorsport division, which will be directed by Belgian Yves Matton.
DS Performance, as it will be know, will support DS Virgin racing through the upcoming Formula E season, with the highly skilled mechanics contributing their technological expertise in Formula E research and development. This will enable drivers Sam Bird and Jean-Eric Vergne to make the most out of their high performance electric racecars.
Matton, who has a number of WRC and WTCC success under his own belt, commented: "I am very proud that DS has called on us to succeed in the new challenge of developing the DSV-01. After the work accomplished in the last few months, the success of the initial official tests of the DSV-01 with Sam Bird and Jean-Eric Vergne was a great source of satisfaction for my teams and myself. We are going to support DS Virgin Racing and work together from Beijing to London to add motor sport success to the DS brand's accomplishments."