Yann Ehrlacher takes victory from the first day of Andros eTrophy action at Lans en Vercors.
Ehrlacher topped qualifying and dominated the race to take 67 points from the first day in the penultimate round of the season.
Nathaneal Berthon was quickest in the first qualifying session, setting a time of 2m19.991s. This was narrowly beaten by Ehrlacher in Q2, who lowered the quickest time to 2m19.475s.
Berthon just had the edge over Ehrlacher in the Super Pole, lapping half a second quicker than the M Racing driver, but his earlier performance was enough to put Ehrlacher on pole.
Dorian Boccolacci was third quickest in both qualifying sessions and the Super Pole, putting him third on the grid ahead of Jean-Baptiste Dubourg, Aurelien Panis and Jerome Grosset-Janin.
It was a relatively simple race for Ehrlacher, who stormed away from the lead and built up an insurmountable lap to take the race victory from Berthon. Boccolacci finished a comfortable third while Dubourg held off Panis to narrowly close the gap in the championship standings. It wouldn’t be enough for Dubourg to hold onto second in the championship standings, as Ehrlacher’s victory and fastest lap puts him just one point ahead of the DA Racing driver.
There was more action in the second finals, which Christophe Ferrier won from Sylvian Pussier. Ferrier had a comfortable lead, but further back Olivier Panis was keeping the crowd entertained with dramatic driving as he held onto third position.
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