Andros Trophy

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Andros Trophy
Trophee andros 2012 logo.jpg
CategoryIce racing
CountryFrance
Inaugural season1990
Official websitewww.tropheeandros.com

The Andros Trophy' (Trophée Andros) is the French national ice racing championship.

History[edit]

The 2010 Trophée Andros at Serre Chevalier

The idea of an ice racing series first became an idea when professional racer Max Mamers (French Rallycross Champion 1982 and 1983 with Talbot Matra Murena) and the owner of the Andros company (jam and compote producers), Frédéric Gervoson, met as rugby fans in 1985. They spent the winter racing with friends on ice circuits.

On 27 January 1990, the idea of a series came to life at Serre Chevalier with the first round of four.

The series quickly grew, with a round at Paris (Pelouse de Reuilly) in 1991 creating a five round series; and a seven round championship in 1992.

In 2003, the trophy gained an international aspect with a race at Sherbrooke in Canada, a race that was held for three seasons. For the 2005/06 season, the trophy remained mainly national, the exception being one round held in Andorra.

The current series[edit]

The series now runs with a number of different races and classes.

A Fiat Stilo (all-wheel drive prototype) racing in the French Trophée Andros 2005/2006

Elite Pro Class[edit]

This is the original and highest class, featuring the most prominent names.

Elite Class[edit]

Starting in 1994 (named Promotion), this class is for the smaller teams, encouraging them to take part in the Trophée Andros. To partake in this class, there are three conditions: the drivers cannot have finished in the top 20 over the general classification; must never have participated in the Elite Pro Class; and cannot be a professional driver.

AMV Cup[edit]

The motorbike races for the Andros Trophy first appeared at the 1996 championship final at Super Besse, after an idea of Mamers and Claude Michy. It became a series in its own right in the 1997/98 season with a race at every round from that point.

Trophée Andros Féminin - Sprint Cars[edit]

Created in 2002, this series combined two categories. The 600cc 6-speed buggy-styled car was shared between a female driver and an experienced driver, who also was the instructor for the female driver. They competed in two different races at each weekend they attended. The Féminin trophy was discontinued as of 2011, with some of the female drivers from the series moving into other categories of the trophée including the main series and the electric cars.

Famous names[edit]

The driver with the most championship wins in the history of the series is Yvan Muller, who has won the championship 10 times with 48 race victories. Jean-Philippe Dayraut holds the record for the most race victories with 54, having taken the championship 6 times. Another multiple championship winner is Alain Prost, with 3 championships and 38 race wins.[1]

The series always attracts names who were famous in other series before moving to ice racing – including Formula One drivers Olivier Panis, Romain Grosjean and Jacques Villeneuve.

The "Superfinal"[edit]

On 14 February 1999, the series held a "Superfinal" at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, on the outskirts of Paris. Using 700 tonnes of ice, an oval track was established around the edge of the stadium, allowing for racing in front of around 60,000 people, with no championship points at stake.

The Superfinal was held at the Stade de France for three years, before moving to an oval track at Nœux-les-Mines in 2002. No Superfinal was held in 2003, but returned to the Stade de France in 2004.

In 2005 the races were held at Saint-Dié-des-Vosges, and once again at the Stade de France in 2006, 2008 and 2011. Various other locations have been used, but in recent years the Superfinal was almost always raced at Clermont / Super Besse.

Trophy winners[edit]

Season Rounds Elite (1990–15)[2][3]
Elite Pro (2015–)
Elite (2015–)

Elite 2 (2014–15))

Promotion (1990–2014)

Pilot Bike (1998–15)
AMV Cup (2015–)
Féminin and Best Dame Sprint Car Andros Électrique
Driver Car
2020–21 5 France Jean-Baptiste Dubourg Renault Zoe Sylvain Pussier Vivien Gonnet France Clémentine Lhoste (Elite Dame) - -
2019–20 6 France Aurélien Panis Audi A1 France Jérémy Sarhy France Sylvain Dabert France Clémentine Lhoste (Elite Dame) - -
2018–19 7 France Jean-Baptiste Dubourg Renault Captur Dorian Boccolacci France Maxime Emery France Margot Laffite (Elite Dame) - France Christophe Ferrier
2017–18 7 France Jean-Baptiste Dubourg Renault Captur France Eddy Bénézet France Sylvain Dabert France Margot Laffite (Elite Dame) - France Aurélien Panis
2016–17 7 France Jean-Baptiste Dubourg Renault Clio France Nathanaël Berthon France Sylvain Dabert France Margot Laffite (Elite Dame) - France Christophe Ferrier
2015–16 7 France Jean-Baptiste Dubourg Renault Clio France Eddy Bénézet France Sylvain Dabert France Clémentine Lhoste (Féminin Sprint Car) - France Matthieu Vaxivière
2014–15 7 France Jean-Philippe Dayraut Mazda 3 Lionel Daziono France Sylvain Dabert France Marine Mercier (Féminin Sprint Car) - France Nathanaël Berthon
2013–14 7 France Jean-Philippe Dayraut Mini Countryman Jacques Wolff France Sylvain Dabert Bérénice Demoustier (Dame) - France Christophe Ferrier
2012–13 7 France Jean-Philippe Dayraut Mini Countryman Laurent Barbieri France Maxime Emery France Anne-Sophie Lemonnier (Dame) - France Christophe Ferrier
2011–12 7 France Alain Prost Dacia Lodgy Glace Nicolas Bernardi France Sylvain Dabert France Marlène Broggi (Dame) - France Christophe Ferrier
2010–11 7 France Jean-Philippe Dayraut BMW 1 Series Andréa Dubourg France Sylvain Dabert Bérénice Demoustier (Dame) France Frédéric Bourlange France Nicolas Prost
2009–10 7 France Jean-Philippe Dayraut Škoda Fabia Mk2 Lionel Regal France Sylvain Dabert France Anne-Sophie Lemonnier (Dame) France Laurent Macouin France Nicolas Prost
2008–09 7 France Jean-Philippe Dayraut Škoda Fabia Mk2 Eddy Bemezet France Eddy Richer France Aurélia Marti (Dame)

France Marie-Pierre Cripia (Féminin)

France Olivier Dexant -
2007–08 8 France Alain Prost Toyota Auris Olivier Pernaut France Maxime Emery France Aurélia Marti (Dame)

France Anne-Sophie Lemonnier (Féminin)

France Olivier Dexant -
2006–07 9 France Alain Prost Toyota Auris France Jean-Baptiste Dubourg France Maxime Emery France Aurélia Marti (Dame)

France Audrey Roche (Féminin)

France Olivier Dexant -
2005–06 8 France Yvan Muller Kia Rio Jérôme Grosset-Janin France Maxime Emery France Margot Laffite (Dame)

Marlène Broggi (Féminin)

France Olivier Dexant -
2004–05 8 France Yvan Muller Kia Rio Yvan Lebon France David Baffeleuf Justine Chicherit (Dame)

France Margot Laffite (Féminin)

France Olivier Dexant -
2003–04 8 France Yvan Muller Kia Rio Steve Stievenart France David Baffeleuf France Aurélia Marti (Féminin) Benjamin Riviere -
2002–03 8 France Marcel Tarrès Citroën Xsara Evens Stievenart France David Baffeleuf Emilie Petit (Féminin) David Beziade -
2001–02 8 France Yvan Muller Opel Astra Jean-Luc Richner France David Baffeleuf Véronique Patier (Féminin) David Beziade -
2000–01 8 France Yvan Muller Opel Astra Laurent Fouquet France David Baffeleuf Patricia Bertapelle (Dame) - -
1999–2000 8 France Yvan Muller Opel Astra Jean-Noël Lanctuit France Pascal Roblin Patricia Bertapelle (Dame) - -
1998–99 8 France Yvan Muller Opel Tigra Philippe de Korsak France David Baffeleuf Patricia Bertapelle (Dame) - -
1997–98 7 France Yvan Muller Opel Tigra Claude Millet France David Baffeleuf Jutta Kleinschmidt (Dame) - -
1996–97 7 France Yvan Muller BMW 318i Compact Frédéric Morel - Florence Duez (Dame) - -
1995–96 7 France Yvan Muller BMW 318i Compact James Ruffier - Caroline Barclay (Dame) - -
1994–95 7 France François Chatriot Opel Astra James Ruffier - Michèle Mouton (Dame) - -
1993–94 7 France François Chauche Mega France Eric Arpin - Patricia Bertapelle (Dame) - -
1992–93 5 France Dany Snobeck Mercedes 190 16S - - - - -
1991–92 7 France Dany Snobeck Mercedes 190 16S - - - - -
1990-91 5 France Maurice Chomat Citroën AX Sport - - - - -
1990 4 France Eric Arpin Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 - - - - -

The title for the dame was awarded in to best women in a selected class in each season.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "trophee - statistiques pilotes". www.tropheeandros.com. Archived from the original on 2014-01-20.
  2. ^ Podiums Archived January 27, 2008, at the Wayback Machine tropheeandros.com
  3. ^ Yvan Muller career Archived September 27, 2007, at the Wayback Machine fiawtcc.com

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