Dubourg lands Andros Trophy title with victory
European Rallycross Championship ace JeanBaptiste Dubourg took a win and a second place in the final weekend of the Andros Trophy at Saint Die Des Vosges to claim the ice racing crown.
It marked Dubourg’s first title in the category’s headline Elite Pro division. The French driver led the series from the opening weekend of the season and came out on top of title rival Franck Lagorce in the finale. Former Formula One driver Olivier Panis finished second on the second day behind Dubourg and ahead of multiple Andros Trophy champion Jean-philippe Dayraut and world rallycross driver Toomas Heikkinen.
“What a final weekend,” said Dubourg, who drove a Renault Clio in the series.
“I am proud and honoured to enter the exclusive club of drivers who have won this trophy, it’s really amazing to realise what is happening. The DA Racing team showed the level necessary to attract manufacturer backing, but for now, we’re going to enjoy winning the title. It’s a unique and unforgettable moment.”
Lagorce finished the series second overall ahead of Benjamin Riviere, DTM driver Adrien Tambay and Panis.
Dubourg is yet to announce his rallycross plans for the 2016 season.