SMALL BREAK OF FRESHNESS at Isola 2000, Friday 06 and Saturday 07 January 2012
The team SPEEDAVENTURE.COM is the SKODA team unofficial participant in the Andros Trophy 2012.
After a great start (winner of the first race), Benjamin RIVIERE, team rider, was at the 4th place overall (after 6 races), behind Alain Prost, Jean-Philippe Dayraut and Olivier Panis !
Benjamin RIVIERE begins the New Year with news dampers : the Absolut' from Donerre.
Small explanation of the rules of the Andros Trophy :
''A weekend of race consists of two meetings.
A meeting includes a practice session, two qualifying rounds and a final.
- The tests allow the pilots to hone their set-up and to calibrate from the grip of the track, but they don't generate points.
- The qualifying rounds take place in a pack of 4. The drivers have two rounds to try to achieve the fastest overall time in three consecutive turns. True masterpieces of the competition, they determine 80% of the total of points.
- The remaining 20% ​​are awarded based on positions at the finish of the final which takes place in a pack of 10. ''
NOTE: At the end of the championship, we remove the 2 worst results of race of each driver.
The 03rd and 04th January, we went to Alagna Valsesia, just northwest of Milan, in Italy, for the fisrt and the only tests before the resumption of the Trophy. These are the drivers Benjamin RIVIERE and Laurent BARBIERI (team boss) who rolled during testing.
This weekend (Friday 06 and Saturday 07 January), for the meeting of ISOLA 2000, first race, so, on the Andros Trophy for our dampers : the Absolut'.
And it's a full marks for Benjamin RIVIERE ! Alain PROST was, so far, the only one who won two races this season. Now they are two to have done it.
After winning the two qualifying rounds on Friday, Benjamin RIVIERE won the final of the day, and realized a perfect performance !
Having accumulated the most points the day before, he received the maximum ballast (60 kg) for Saturday... But this doesn't prevent him to do it again nevertheless !
This is again an excellent day with a victory very tight when he wins with a thousandth of second ahead of Nicolas PROST during qualifying rounds !
Now, he's 3rd at the overall, only 4 points after Alain PROST and Jean-Philippe DAYRAUT, both at equality !
IF WE REMOVED ONE OF THE TWO WORST RESULTS OF EACH DRIVER NOW, BENJAMIN RIVIERE WOULD BE THE FIRST (526 POINTS), 2ND ALAIN PROST (522 POINTS) AND 3RD JEAN-PHILIPPE DAYRAUT (520 POINTS) !