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Riviere, Peugeot Score First Win at Lans en Vercors

Benjamin Riviere scores first e-Trophee Andros win for Peugeot 208 at Lans en Vercors…

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Benjamin Riviere and Peugeot team Sylvain Pussier Competition scored their first e-Trophee Andros win of the season at Lans en Vercors on Friday.

Riviere took the No. 8 Peugeot 208 to victory in the evening’s Super Finale, amounting enough points over the course of the day to claim the round win.

Two more rounds remain in the 2019-20 season, with another at Lans en Vercors on Saturday and a single round at Super Besse next weekend.

Riviere started the Super Finale from pole despite only setting the fourth best time in Super Pole, and lined up alongside previous championship leader Aurelien Panis.

The Peugeot driver remained out front for the full race with Panis still in second, driving one of Sainteloc Racing’s Audi A1s.

FIA World Rallycross Championship star Andreas Bakkerud finished on the podium for the first time, driving another Sainteloc Audi, meanwhile.

Nathanael Berthon, in the other Sylvain Pussier Peugeot, carried out a decisive move to pass Nico Prost early in the Super Finale and went on to finish both the race and the round in fourth, ahead of DA Racing’s Renault Zoes driven by Jean-Baptiste Dubourg and Prost.

Dubourg’s lacklustre success handed the championship lead back to Panis, with three points separating the pair heading into the penultimate round of the season on Saturday.

Yann Ehrlacher beat Olivier Panis to the Finale win, putting the two drivers into seventh and eighth position, respectively.

In the Elite class, a rapid Super Finale performance allowed Jeremy Sarhy to take the win by over 10 seconds, finishing the round five points ahead of Sylvain Pussier.

Round 2 will take place on Saturday evening and is expected to finish around 12:30 a.m. (6:30 p.m. EST / 11:30 p.m. GMT).

RESULTS: Round 1 (Elite Pro)
RESULTS: Round 1 (Elite)

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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