Andros Trophy – Round 7 – Super Besse

TrophÈe Andros 2017-2018 - Comtoyou. Utilisation presse pour Comtoyou. Contact : Bernard BAKALIAN - PAB +33145577466 bbakalian@pabfrance.com

Hey guys! Hope you all enjoyed your weekend!

It was the Trophée Andros finale at Super Besse for me and Comtoyou Racing.

Carrying 60kg of ballast on my Audi A1 after my win last time out, I wasn’t too far off in terms of lap times, but I did not manage to reach the Super Pole, as I was down in seventh after qualifying.

There was just one race and it was very tough. Mathematically, I could still fight for the podium in the championship but Benjamin Riviere was in good form this weekend , and very quickly I realised that the objective would be to hold on to fourth place in the Andros Trophy. In the finale, after Nathanael Berthon attempted a pass on Riviere, which ended up with a pile up, Bertrand Balas hit me and took my tyre off. I finished the last three laps on the rim, crossing the line in fifth, it was crazy!

I couldn’t improve my championship position much, but was happy to finish ahead of Franck Lagorce, who had technical issues with the electric car he was running.

The season was fantastic! The team did a great job to win the championship. I got on very well with my team-mate Lionel Daziano and the relationship with my engineer was great. We were lucky with the weather conditions, with a lot of snow and ice at each event. The atmosphere was amazing and everyone was very friendly! I definitely want to return for the 30th and next edition, especially with the return of the Stade de France round and I’m sure we’ll come back even stronger.

I would also like to thank all my partners, including Alpinestars, Motul, KTM, Sram, Polygon, Arai and Xtrememac.