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DUBOURG EXTENDS ANDROS TROPHY LEAD

Former FIA World Rallycross Championship podium finisher Jean-Baptiste Dubourg extended his lead in the Andros Trophy ice racing series last weekend at Serre Chevalier and is hoping to close on his third Andros Trophy title this weekend in Lans-en-Vercors.

For the second time this winter, he will be joined in the team by Norway’s Andreas Bakkerud, who made his debut in DA Racing’s Renault Captur before Christmas and finished fourth in his second race. "I'm really looking forward to returning to ice racing. I took advantage of my last race in Andorra to learn about driving a Silhouette four-wheel drive ice car. When the opportunity came up again, I did not hesitate for a second and I want to thank Dominique Dubourg and all of his team,” said Bakkerud, who is hoping to fight at the front this weekend. “For sure I now have a little experience on the ice, but I will arrive at a totally different circuit compared to Andorra. I’ve watched videos of Lans-en-Vercors; the circuit is particularly narrow. It will be very important to settle in quickly to achieve good times in qualifying."

Dubourg raced a Peugeot 208 WRX Supercar in World RX last year and finished on the podium in his home round at Loheac in 2015, driving a Citroen C4. "We are getting closer to the end of the winter season, but all points are important and the fight will be intense on the track. It’s not yet time to go into mathematic calculations, I still want to win races and I won’t be slowing down. We are on a good run with three victories in the last four meetings, I want to keep that momentum,” said Dubourg. 

Neither Dubourg or Bakkerud have announced their 2018 rallycross programmes.

 

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