Dacia Duster won for the first time the Trophee Andros

Posted on Wednesday, 9 December 2009 , 19:12:05 byEmil

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Dacia Duster won for the first time the Trophee Andros

Alain Prost plus his car - Dacia Duster won this weekend, the first time in Trophee Andros; the Frenchman was enthusiastic. This victory got Alain Prost (in provisional standings) to the 2nd position, crashing Saturday on the eight place, finishing the race.

The mechanics of Team Dacia repaired Saturday night the vehicle, helping the champion from France register now the 2nd fastest period of time on the 1st session of qualification.

Alain Prost stated 'Above all, I would like to dedicate this result to the mechanics who spent much of the night rebuilding the car. This position practically exceeds our the wildest expectations we had for this, the car's first competitive outing of the year. There is still plenty of scope for improvement, however, and evolutions are planned in all areas'.

Prost began from the pole-position, Jean-Philippe Dayraut immediately followed him on the 2nd place. The result? A fabulous race, seeing the French enjoying his win.

Alain Prost said on the podium 'I am delighted to have given the Dacia Duster its first win. The race must have been very entertaining for the spectators. It was a virile fight, but perfectly sporting. We came to Val Thorens aware that we weren't totally ready, but the team did a great job with the car all weekend and their efforts were rewarded with the car's maiden win. That shows that the Dacia Duster is fundamentally competitive out of the box and that our rivals will have to count us as a challenger for the title. Indeed, the weekend has brought us rich pickings in terms of points since I am currently second overall, just four points behind Jean-Philippe Dayraut'.

Here you can see the final positions right after Val Thorens race:

1. Alain Prost (Dacia Duster)
2. Olivier Panis (Skoda Fabia)
3. Hervé Knapick (BMW 1 Series)
4. Jean-Baptiste Dubourg (Renault Clio)
5. Franck Lagorce (Renault Clio)
6. Jean-Philippe Dayraut (Skoda Fabia)
7. Bertrand Balas (Toyota Auris)
8. Didier Thoral (Toyota Auris)
9. Benjamin Rivière (Fiat Stilo)
10. Olivier Pernaut (BMW 1 Series)