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Dubourg converts pole to victory

Jean-Baptiste Dubourg converted pole to race win to claim his first victory of the 2019-20 Andros e-Trophy.

The Renault Zoe driver made a good get away from pole as team-mate Nico Prost battled with Nathaneal Berthon and Aurelien Panis.

As the rest of the field battled for position, Dubourg stormed away to finish almost two seconds clear of Berthon.

After a brief battle in which the trio were leaning on one another through the corners, Berthon and Panis passed Prost towards the end of the opening lap. Panis remained on Berthon’s tail, trying to find a way past the Peugeot driver, but Berthon held on to take second.

Prost dropped back to fifth after the opening lap battle, a large gap between himself and Yann Ehrlacher in fifth.

Olivier Panis, who had a slow get away, passed Prost in the closing stages of the race, relegating the Renault driver to sixth and last in the final.

In the second final, Quentin Giordano immedietly came under pressure from Christophe Ferrier. The pair ran side by side, with Benjamin Riviere close behind, but Giordano managed to hold onto the position.

Giordano was able to build a small gap as Ferrier turned from attack to defence, which turned into an eight second lead when Ferrier and Riviere touched. Riviere tapped the rear of Ferrier’s car on the penultimate lap, sending Ferrier down the order and effectively ending his race.

Riviere came home second, 8.145s behind Giordano with Olivier Pernaut passing Andreas Bakkerud in the closing stages to take the final podium position.  

Image courtesy of Bruno Bade

Bethonie Waring

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