Peugeot has thrown its weight behind the ACO's International Le Mans Cup by entering at least two cars in each of the seven rounds.
The manufacturer won the inaugural ILMC, but said the inclusion of the Le Mans 24 Hours as part of the calendar made the championship a viable proposition.
"We clearly want to defend our ILMC title," said Olivier Quesnel, Peugeot Sport director. "We won all three rounds of the series in 2010, but there is one round we are especially targeting this year, and that is Le Mans.
"This legendary event has now been incorporated into the championship, a move we believed was necessary – indispensable even. Including Le Mans will be very beneficial for the championship and will put an even bigger spotlight on endurance racing which is a discipline that permits car makers like Peugeot to showcase their know how and technology in extreme conditions. We have consequently submitted entries for two cars to the ACO for every round, with the exception of Spa-Francorchamps where we will take three cars to use it as a full-scale dress rehearsal ahead of the Le Mans 24 Hours."
Peugeot will stick to the same driver line-up as 2010 for Le Mans and will pool from that talent during the course of the ILMC season.
"At our debrief after the 2010 Le Mans 24 Hours at our base in Vélizy, I told all our drivers that I had every confidence in them for 2011," said Quesnel. "They are true professionals, every one of them. We have nine world class drivers who count among the discipline's very best. We have everything to gain from sticking to the same lineup."
Peugeot's driver crews for Le Mans:
#7 908: Alexander Wurz / Anthony Davidson / Marc Gene
#8 908: Franck Montagny / Nicolas Minassian / Stephane Sarrazin
#9 908: Sébastien Bourdais / Pedro Lamy / Simon Pagenaud