Muller wins Andros Trophy race

Yvan Muller took his nineteenth career win in the Andros Trophy at Val Thorens this weekend, during the first round of the 1999/2000 Ice Racing season

Muller wins Andros Trophy race

Fastest in timed practice, and leading after qualifying, the Opel driver dominated the ten-lap final in his Astra.

'It's an important win for me,' he said afterwards.

'It has given me back my confidence and serenity, which had become slightly eroded after a difficult summer season. It feels good.'

Marcel Tarres, driving the factory Citroen Xsara, was second overall.

'I'm very pleased with the result,' he said.

'We hope to work on the car before Andorra, but it's looking good.'

Eric Helary was third, despite a lack of pre-season training.

'I was busy with Opel in Germany, and couldn't test,' he said.

'So I wasn't particularly confident beforehand. I tried to be consistent, but I wasn't quite fast enough. Next time should be better.'

With Dayraut fifth and Snobeck seventh, Opel have also taken the lead in the Manufacturer's Trophy.

SRWC champion Emmanuel Collard was ninth overall in his first attempt at Ice Racing.

The Promotion category was won by Jean-Noël Lanctuit in a Nissan Micra, followed by Guyhlem Dussaucy and Claude Millet.

The first promotion final saw a race-long fight between Guyhelm Dussaucy's Nissan Micra and Bertrand Vincendeau's Renault Mégane.

Halfway through the 5 lap race, Dussaucy, who had started from pole, went wide, and the Megane took advantage of the situation to push through.

Recovering, the Micra and the Megane went round the hairpin side-by-side.

Contact ensued, but Dussaucy regained the advantage and began to pull away, taking the chequered flag ahead of Vincendeau, Fouquet and Christophe Balas's Subaru Forester.






























































































































































Pos


Driver


Car


Points


1


Y Muller


Opel


100


2


M Tarres


Citroen


97


3


E Helary


Opel


95


4


P Colard


Peugeot


93


5


J-P Dayraut


Opel


91


6


J-P Malcher


Nissan


90


7


D Snobeck


Opel


89


8


J Ruffier


Opel


88


9


E Collard


Nissan


87


10


J-L Pailler


Citroen


86


11


J Pressac


Renault


85


12


P Herbert


Opel


84


13


J-P Richelmi


Nissan


83


14


J-N Lanctuit


Nissan


82


15


J Ragnotti


Renault


81


16


G Dussaucy


Nissan


80


17


G-M Zenere


Nissan


79


18


C Millet


Renault


78


19


A Beltoise


Renault


77


20


L Fouguet


Renault


76


21


H Knapick


Citroen


75


22


C Vaison


Renault


74


23


B Vincendeau


Renault


73


24


A Debanne


Nissan


72


25


G Stievenart


Opel


71


26


D Moureu


BMW


70


27


A Kielwasser


Nissan


69


28


J-C Dayraut


Porsche


68


29


C Balas


Subaru


67


30


J-M Neyrial


Nissan


66

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