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Loeb Among Star Guests for Trophee Andros Finale

Sebastien Loeb among guest drivers in electric cars for Trophee Andros finale…

Photo: OT Val Thorens

Sebastien Loeb is among a group of star drivers making guest appearances in electric cars competing in the final round of the Trophee Andros season on Saturday.

The nine-time FIA World Rally Champion will partner with Franck Lagorce in one of three electric four-wheel drive silhouette cars entered in the top Elite Pro category.

Lagorce, Aurelien Panis and former Formula E driver Nico Prost have each driven one of the new electric cars for the whole season, competing directly against internal combustion engine-powered rivals.

The electric cars have won several races over the course of the season, which has run on seven weekends since December, with Panis winning the opening round in Val Thorens.

For the final round of the season, held in Stade de France on Saturday, each driver is paired with a guest teammate for a unique two-driver format.

Aurelien Panis is partnered with his father Olivier, and Prost will co-drive with FIA World Rallycross Championship regular Andreas Bakkerud, while Loeb joins Lagorce.

Loeb got his first test in the Andros Sport 01 at Val Thorens earlier this week.

“Awesome, surprising, very powerful and we can control the glide permanently since both hands are always on the wheel!,” he said.

“I can not wait to drive it this Saturday at the Stade de France.”

Several familiar faces are also entered in the Enedis Andros Electric Trophy, the all-electric junior class, including Franck Montagny, Julian Andlauer, Thomas Laurent and Yann Ehrlacher.

Nathanael Berthon, Matthieu Vaxiviere and Dorian Boccolacci are also entered, but driving ICE-powered cars in the Elite Pro class, competing against the electric cars.

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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