Tuesday 5th of February 2019

France’s Jean-Baptiste Dubourg, a podium finisher in the FIA World Rallycross Championship at Loheac in 2015, who finished fifth in the FIA European Rallycross Championship last season, claimed his fourth Trophee Andros ice racing title at Super Besse last weekend.

Dubourg arrived at the final weekend 23 points ahead of his closest rival and finished fourth in the first day of action to win the Trophee Andros title for the fourth year in a row, joining names like Yvan Muller amount the sport’s most successful drivers. Without the pressure of scoring points in the final championship race of the season, Dubourg then took his 18th career victory to end the winter in style.

"We approached the weekend the same as the previous ones, our main goal was to win Trophee Andros. That we achieved that in race one was very liberating, because it is never easy. This title represents a lot of emotions, it is undoubtedly the most competitive year we have had, racing against the new electric cars,” said Dubourg. “We had to deploy all our resources to be able to take them on and we did it in a good way. After three titles, the pressure was not the same at the start of the winter, I had even more motivation to continue my run. We didn’t always aim for race wins, but we wanted to score the most points across the whole weekends. We have been good, consistent and better than our rivals. Another challenge awaits us next weekend with the meeting at the Stade de France.”

The Trophee Andros series will hold a non-championship race at the Stade de France in Paris this weekend, where FIA World Rallycross Championship race winners, Norway’s Andreas Bakkerud and France’s Sebastien Loeb will join the line up to compete against Dubourg in electric four-wheel drive cars.


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