9-time World Rally Champion Sebastien Loeb will race a top-category Elite Professional electrical automobile within the ultimate spherical of the Andros Trophy winter collection in Paris subsequent month.
The Hyundai WRC driver will be part of collection common and ex-Method 1 driver Franck Lagorce in an Exagon Engineering-built and run machine as a part of an uncommon format for the State de France occasion on February 9.
As a substitute of two drivers sharing a automobile within the separate Elite and Elite Professional classes, for the Parisian finale drivers will share a automobile in the identical class in an endurance kind format, which incorporates mid-race driver modifications.
Loeb made his Andros Trophy debut driving a V6-engine Citroen DS3 machine on the Val Thorens spherical in 2014 for the SainteLoc Racing squad. He additionally drove a Citroen C4 WRC on the Stade de France finale in February 2008 as an illustration.
Loeb is presently competing on the Dakar Rally and can return to Europe from South America to make his Hyundai debut on the Monte Carlo WRC season opener later this month.
Loeb will be part of former Monaco Grand Prix winner Oliver Panis at subsequent month’s Stade de France occasion, with Panis competing alongside son Aurelien, who presently leads the collection.
For the 2018-2019 season the Andros Trophy is working its new four-wheel drive, four-wheel steer electrical vehicles in Elite Professional class alongside conventional V6-powered machines.
Triple champion Jean-Baptiste Dubourg received the third spherical in Andorre in an inside combustion engine automobile.
Mercedes Method 1 reserve driver Esteban Ocon is testing an electrical Andros Trophy automobile this weekend at Isola 2000.