Trophée Andros Electrique Begins New Racing Season In Val Thorens (w/videos)

DEC 14 2013 BY MARK KANE 2

Trophée Andros Electrique

Trophée Andros Electrique fleet

Faster, Faster...

Faster, Faster…

Seeing electric vehicles still isn’t common on the streets and so electric racing is basically non-existent.

But over in France, the fifth season of Trophée Andros Electrique championship is getting underway.

This is an all-France winter series with French electric cars provided by Exagon Engineering, fit with French batteries from SAFT, organized in France and with French drivers.

The cars themselves have a 90-kW peak power motor from Siemens, which might not seem to be enough, but since all the cars are the same, the battle can get fierce.

Trophée Andros Electrique - results after first round

Trophée Andros Electrique – results after first round

The first of seven rounds was held in Val Thorens. After some set of qualification runs and two races, Christopher Ferrier collected the highest number of points. Ferrier is the series winner from last two seasons.

Typically, 10 cars start every round, but this time the absence of one driver meant that there were only 9.

Two more rounds will be held this year and four in January and February of next year.

Trophée Andros Electrique - the race

Trophée Andros Electrique – the race

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That was kind of a letdown. They need better tires or something, their wheels are spinning but they aren’t going anywhere. Especially around that hairpin, all of them. I could probably run around that track faster than they are driving.

Also, call me a stupid American, but why, right after the race starts, are those guys waving yellow flags for the first couple turns?

That’s not to everyone’s taste. This is not about speed: it’s about precision on not packed snow but actual ice. I actually doubt you could run that hair pin without falling down.
No idea about the yellow flags.