Trophee Andros: Victories for Ehrlacher, Panis in the season opener

  • Trophee Andros Val Thores
  • Trophee Andros Val Thorens podium
  • Trophee Andros Val Thorens podium

The new season of the Trophee Andros,  the world’s most famous ice racing championship, started this weekend at Val Thorens. It would be the first season under the new name – e-Trophee Andros, revealing an intention to promote electric car racing.

The 23-year-old Yann Ehrlacher, the nephew of Yvan Muller, who is driving the #11 Dupessey AS01 car for Muller’s team, scored his first-ever victory in the ice racing in the first Super Final of the Elite Pro class on Saturday.

He shared a podium with defending four-time champion Jean-Baptiste Dubourg (#1 Renault Zoe, DA Racing) and Aurelien Panis (#3 Enedis Audi A1, Sainteloc Racing).

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Yann Ehrlacher celebrates his first win

On Sunday, the 25-year-old Aurelien Panis has won the Elite Pro Super Final, defeating two veterans – Sebastien Loeb (#9 SLR AS01, Sebastien Loeb Racing) and Nicolas Prost (#7 Renault Zoe, DA Racing).

Eleven drivers participated in the Elite Pro class, five of them reached the podium in two races. The others were Olivier Panis, Andreas Bakkerud, Nathanael Berthon, Christophe Ferrier, Benjamin Riviere and Olivier Pernaut.

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Aurelien Panis has won Sunday’s Super Finale

The second round of the 2019-2020 season is scheduled for December 20-21 at Circuit Andorra.

Photos: Bruno Bade,

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