Nathanael Berthon has emerged as the latest high-profile driver to commit to this winter’s Trophee Andros season, driving for Sylvain Pussier Competition.
Berthon (pictured above, second from right) follows on from his former Rebellion Racing teammate Nico Prost, who was revealed as part of DA Racing’s lineup last month.
While Prost will drive a Renault Zoe silhouette in the first fully electric season of the French ice racing championship, Sylvain Pussier Competition is yet to announce what cars it will run for Berthon and his teammates.
Berthon will be joined by Benjamin Riviere in the Elite Pro class while team owner Sylvain Pussier and Clementine Lhoste will compete in the lower Elite category.
Berthon has made six starts in the 24 Hours of Le Mans and was a mainstay in LMP2 competition before taking on a full season of the FIA WTCR last year. He made three ABB FIA Formula E Championship starts with Team Aguri in 2015.
All cars in both classes are set to be based on a common electric chassis with the option of teams fitting silhouette body shells like DA Racing’s Renault Zoe.
Last season had three electric cars amongst a larger ICE-powered field; two cars carrying the base bodywork and Aurelien Panis’ Audi A1-styled vehicle.
Berthon, meanwhile, drove a petrol-powered Audi A1 quattro run by Comtoyou Racing while Pussier and Riviere shared a petrol-powered Peugeot 3008.
Exagon Engineering has recently completed the build of Trophee Andros’ 12 electric chassis.
With Elite Pro and Elite drivers sharing the same cars, the identity of four entries has been established; two for DA Racing and two for Sylvain Pussier Competition.