Yann Ehrlacher secured his third win of the e-Trophee Andros season on Saturday evening, taking top honors in the second round at Lans en Vercors.
The Yvan Muller Racing driver led every lap of the Super Finale from pole position to finish five seconds clear of Nathanael Berthon.
Andreas Bakkerud had been running second for most of the race but the 2019 FIA World Rallycross Championship runner-up encountered a technical problem just meters from the checkered flag, dropping him to fifth at the line.
Nevertheless, a strong qualifying performance earlier in the evening, including six points for the fastest time in Super Pole, was enough to keep Bakkerud second in the final standings.
He finished six points down on Ehrlacher, who completed the day with 66 points.
Berthon placed third in the round standings, ahead of Aurelien Panis, who extended his championship lead.
Panis’ chief rival Jean-Baptiste Dubourg failed to make it into the Super Finale for the second consecutive round, allowing Sainteloc Racing’s Panis to extend his championship lead.
The pair are separated by 13 points heading into next weekend’s finale at Super Besse, where only a single round will be held.
Dubourg managed to salvage some success by winning the Finale to place seventh in the round standings.
Jeremy Sarhy once again took the Elite class honors, increasing his championship lead over Sylvain Pussier.