Andros Trophy

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

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History

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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

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

A Fiat Stilo (all-wheel drive prototype) racing in the French Trophee Andros 2005/2006 Andros2005-2006.jpg
A Fiat Stilo (all-wheel drive prototype) racing in the French Trophée Andros 2005/2006

Elite Pro Class

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

Elite Class

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

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

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

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"

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

SeasonRoundsElite (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 DameSprint CarAndros Électrique
DriverCar
2020-215 Flag of France.svg Jean-Baptiste Dubourg Renault ZoeSylvain PussierVivien Gonnet Flag of France.svg Clémentine Lhoste (Elite Dame)--
2019-206 Flag of France.svg Aurélien Panis Audi A1 Flag of France.svg Jérémy Sarhy Flag of France.svg Sylvain Dabert Flag of France.svg Clémentine Lhoste (Elite Dame)--
2018-197 Flag of France.svg Jean-Baptiste Dubourg Renault Captur Dorian Boccolacci Flag of France.svg Maxime Emery Flag of France.svg Margot Laffite (Elite Dame)- Flag of France.svg Christophe Ferrier
2017–18 7 Flag of France.svg Jean-Baptiste Dubourg Renault Captur Flag of France.svg Eddy Bénézet Flag of France.svg Sylvain Dabert Flag of France.svg Margot Laffite (Elite Dame)- Flag of France.svg Aurélien Panis
2016–17 7 Flag of France.svg Jean-Baptiste Dubourg Renault Clio Flag of France.svg Nathanaël Berthon Flag of France.svg Sylvain Dabert Flag of France.svg Margot Laffite (Elite Dame)- Flag of France.svg Christophe Ferrier
2015–16 7 Flag of France.svg Jean-Baptiste Dubourg Renault Clio Flag of France.svg Eddy Bénézet Flag of France.svg Sylvain Dabert Flag of France.svg Clémentine Lhoste (Féminin Sprint Car)- Flag of France.svg Matthieu Vaxivière
2014–15 7 Flag of France.svg Jean-Philippe Dayraut Mazda 3Lionel Daziono Flag of France.svg Sylvain Dabert Flag of France.svg Marine Mercier (Féminin Sprint Car)- Flag of France.svg Nathanaël Berthon
2013–14 7 Flag of France.svg Jean-Philippe Dayraut Mini Countryman Jacques Wolff Flag of France.svg Sylvain Dabert Bérénice Demoustier (Dame)- Flag of France.svg Christophe Ferrier
2012–13 7 Flag of France.svg Jean-Philippe Dayraut Mini Countryman Laurent Barbieri Flag of France.svg Maxime Emery Flag of France.svg Anne-Sophie Lemonnier (Dame)- Flag of France.svg Christophe Ferrier
2011–12 7 Flag of France.svg Alain Prost Dacia Lodgy Glace Nicolas Bernardi Flag of France.svg Sylvain Dabert Flag of France.svg Marlène Broggi (Dame)- Flag of France.svg Christophe Ferrier
2010–11 7 Flag of France.svg Jean-Philippe Dayraut BMW 1 Series Andréa Dubourg Flag of France.svg Sylvain Dabert Bérénice Demoustier (Dame) Flag of France.svg Frédéric Bourlange Flag of France.svg Nicolas Prost
2009–107 Flag of France.svg Jean-Philippe Dayraut Škoda Fabia Mk2Lionel Regal Flag of France.svg Sylvain Dabert Flag of France.svg Anne-Sophie Lemonnier (Dame) Flag of France.svg Laurent Macouin Flag of France.svg Nicolas Prost
2008–097 Flag of France.svg Jean-Philippe Dayraut Škoda Fabia Mk2Eddy Bemezet Flag of France.svg Eddy Richer Flag of France.svg Aurélia Marti (Dame)

Flag of France.svg Marie-Pierre Cripia (Féminin)

Flag of France.svg Olivier Dexant -
2007–088 Flag of France.svg Alain Prost Toyota Auris Olivier Pernaut Flag of France.svg Maxime Emery Flag of France.svg Aurélia Marti (Dame)

Flag of France.svg Anne-Sophie Lemonnier (Féminin)

Flag of France.svg Olivier Dexant -
2006–079 Flag of France.svg Alain Prost Toyota Auris Flag of France.svg Jean-Baptiste Dubourg Flag of France.svg Maxime Emery Flag of France.svg Aurélia Marti (Dame)

Flag of France.svg Audrey Roche (Féminin)

Flag of France.svg Olivier Dexant -
2005–068 Flag of France.svg Yvan Muller Kia Rio Jérôme Grosset-Janin Flag of France.svg Maxime Emery Flag of France.svg Margot Laffite (Dame)

Marlène Broggi (Féminin)

Flag of France.svg Olivier Dexant -
2004–058 Flag of France.svg Yvan Muller Kia RioYvan Lebon Flag of France.svg David Baffeleuf Justine Chicherit (Dame)

Flag of France.svg Margot Laffite (Féminin)

Flag of France.svg Olivier Dexant -
2003–048 Flag of France.svg Yvan Muller Kia RioSteve Stievenart Flag of France.svg David Baffeleuf Flag of France.svg Aurélia Marti (Féminin)Benjamin Riviere-
2002–038 Flag of France.svg Marcel Tarrès Citroën Xsara Evens Stievenart Flag of France.svg David Baffeleuf Emilie Petit (Féminin)David Beziade-
2001–028 Flag of France.svg Yvan Muller Opel Astra Jean-Luc Richner Flag of France.svg David Baffeleuf Véronique Patier (Féminin)David Beziade-
2000–018 Flag of France.svg Yvan Muller Opel AstraLaurent Fouquet Flag of France.svg David Baffeleuf Patricia Bertapelle (Dame)--
1999–20008 Flag of France.svg Yvan Muller Opel AstraJean-Noël Lanctuit Flag of France.svg Pascal Roblin Patricia Bertapelle (Dame)--
1998–998 Flag of France.svg Yvan Muller Opel Tigra Philippe de Korsak Flag of France.svg David Baffeleuf Patricia Bertapelle (Dame)--
1997–987 Flag of France.svg Yvan Muller Opel TigraClaude Millet Flag of France.svg David Baffeleuf Jutta Kleinschmidt (Dame)--
1996–977 Flag of France.svg Yvan Muller BMW 318i Compact Frédéric Morel-Florence Duez (Dame)--
1995–967 Flag of France.svg Yvan Muller BMW 318i CompactJames Ruffier-Caroline Barclay (Dame)--
1994–957 Flag of France.svg François Chatriot Opel AstraJames Ruffier-Michèle Mouton (Dame)--
1993–947 Flag of France.svg François Chauche Mega Flag of France.svg Eric Arpin -Patricia Bertapelle (Dame)--
1992–935 Flag of France.svg Dany Snobeck Mercedes 190 16S -----
1991–927 Flag of France.svg Dany Snobeck Mercedes 190 16S-----
1990-915 Flag of France.svg Maurice Chomat Citroën AX Sport -----
19904 Flag of France.svg Eric Arpin Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 -----

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

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References

  1. http://www.tropheeandros.com/index.php/presentation-du-trophee-andros/les-chiffres-du-trophee-andros/les-statistiques-des-pilotes.html
  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