Gros­jean signs up for An­dros Tro­phy sea­son

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Haas For­mula 1 driver Ro­main Gros­jean will con­test the third round of the An­dros Tro­phy Ice Rac­ing Win­ter Se­ries at Alpe d’huez this week­end.

He will race along­side reign­ing cham­pion and World RX podium fin­isher, Jean-baptiste Dubourg. The French­man will race a V6-en­gined space­framed Re­nault Clio in the Elite Pro cat­e­gory.

“I am do­ing this for two rea­sons,” said Gros­jean, who has made oc­ca­sional ap­pear­ances in the dis­ci­pline since his de­but in 2009. “It is a real plea­sure to be able to drive the Sil­hou­ettes (class) car with four-wheel drive and four­wheel steering on the ice, it’s sim­ply pure hap­pi­ness! Then, for me it’s the ideal op­por­tu­nity to meet the Dubourg fam­ily and share our com­mon pas­sions, as well as our friend­ship. It al­ways pro­duces un­for­get­table mo­ments.”

While cau­tious about his prospects, Gros­jean has won in An­dros Tro­phy be­fore and is tar­get­ing a podium this week­end. “There are many el­e­ments that mo­ti­vate me to drive with the team, to try to race at the front and go for a podium, which would be my first in 2016,” he added.

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