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Entry List Comes Together for New-Look e-Trophee Andros

11 cars confirmed for new-look e-Trophee Andros; star drivers involved…

Photo: Bruno Bade

An 11-car entry list has come together for the first fully electric season of the renamed e-Trophee Andros, including a number of high-profile drivers.

French ice racing championship Trophee Andros has undergone a branding change to reflect the full electrification of its top two classes for the upcoming season that gets underway at Val Thorens on Dec. 7-8.

It will have a full grid of electric silhouette Andros Sport 01 cars, with teams given the opportunity to install their own bodywork or use the common design.

Five teams have committed so far; DA Racing (pictured above), Sainteloc Racing, Sebastien Loeb Racing, Sylvain Pussier Competition and Yvan Muller Racing.

A number of lineups have already been revealed, including drivers for YMR and Sylvain Pussier, although new additions have been made at the other teams.

This includes Sainteloc, the only team to commit to three cars. FIA World Rallycross Championship runner-up Andreas Bakkerud will drive one of its cars, while Aurelien Panis, one of the three drivers to run an electric car alongside internal combustion machines last season, is in another.

Olivier Pernaut will drive the third car in Elite Pro, meanwhile. Saintleoc’s Elite class drivers, who will drive the same cars as their Elite Pro teammates but in different races, are Philippe Bansard, Laurent Nael and Stephane Ventaja.

DA Racing previously confirmed former Formula E driver Nico Prost and Jean-Baptiste Dubourg as its Elite Pro drivers, but has now signed Ludovic Gherardi and Emmanuel Moinel for Elite.

Olivier Panis and Sebastien Loeb highlight the lineup for Loeb’s own team, although the nine-time FIA World Rally Champion will only compete at two races.

He’ll be replaced by Quentin Giordano for the remainder of the season, while Louis Rousset and Jeremy Sarhy share the cars for Elite races.

Franck Lagorce and Yann Ehrlacher will be joined by Laurent Millara and Natan Bihel at YMR, while Nathanael Berthon and Benji Riviere will share their Sylvain Pussier Competition cars with Pussier and Clementine Lhoste.

Sylvain Pussier Competition has confirmed it will run Peugeot 208 body shells on its cars. DA Racing previously announced a partnership with Renault to showcase the electric Renault Zoe road car with its entries.

The other three teams are understood to be using the common Andros Sport bodywork.

Jake Kilshaw is a UK-based journalist who is e-racing365's Managing Editor and also European Editor for Sportscar365. He is a student of Politics and International Relations at the University of Birmingham. Contact Jake

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