Andros: Muller takes provisional lead

Second place in the third qualifying session was enough to give Opel's Yvan Muller the provisional lead in today's Andorra round of the 1999/2000 Andros Trophy

Andros: Muller takes provisional lead

However, it was Emmanuel Collard who set the fastest time, four tenths better than Muller's Opel Astra over two laps of the circuit.

Nissan driver Collard, who had said last week that he hoped to be aiming for the podium by the end of the season, is therefore currently lying third in only in only his second Andros meeting.

Pierre Colard, in the 2-litre Peugeot 306, set the third time after two consistent laps, with Snobeck fourth.

With the sun shining in Andorra, and the temperature rising, the track was icy in the top section and mainly rocky in the bottom.

Times, however,were significantly quicker than on Saturday.

With the ground showing through more and more, tyres were the determining factor.

Both Marcel Tarrès and Jean-Philippe Dayraut were unhappy with their tyres, and opted to change them for the third session.

This did not play to their advantage, as the studs take a few laps to get to optimal performance.

Dayraut finished tenth, with Tarrès slightly faster in the Xsara, coming in ninth.

Guyhlem Dussaucy was the best in the Promotion category in this third session, giving him the provisional lead after qualifying.

He was followed by the distinctive Subaru Forester driven by Christophe Balas, with Laurent Fouquet's Renault Clio in third place.



















































































Pos


Driver


Car


Points


1


Y Muller


Opel


3


2


J-P Dayraut


Opel


3


3


E Collard


Nissan


4


4


J-P Malcher


Nissan


8


5


D Snobeck


Opel


9


6


M Tarres


Citroen


9


7


P Colard


Peugeot


10


8


B Balas


Nissan


11


9


J Ruffier


Opel


13


10


E Helary


Opel


16


11


H Knapick


Citroen


20


12


P Herbert


Opel


24


13


J-L Pailler


Citroen


26


14


J Pressac


Renault


28


15


J-P Richelmi


Nissan


28

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