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Romain Grosjean enters Andros Trophy ice-racing event in France

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Haas Formula 1 driver Romain Grosjean will appear in the third round of the Andros Trophy ice-racing championship in France next weekend.

The Andros Trophy is the French national ice-racing series that runs in December and January, welcoming a number of well-known racing names including Olivier Panis and Benoit Treluyer.

Grosjean has raced and won in the Andros Trophy before, making his latest appearance in 2014 when he finished on the podium at the Alpe d’Huez ski resort.

Grosjean will return to Alpe d’Huez next weekend with DA Racing, partnering reigning champion Jean-Baptiste Dubourg.

“I’m racing in the Andros Trophy for two reasons,” Grosjean said.

“The first, it is a real pleasure to be able to drive Silhouettes [cars with] four wheel drive and steering on the ice, it is simply pure happiness!

“Then, it is for me the ideal opportunity to meet the Dubourg family and share our common passions as well as the friendship that binds us.

“They always remain unforgettable moments. It’s a real chance to get everything together. ”

“Obviously, we all aim for the best result, but it has been two years since I last raced on the ice with the DA Racing and it is never easy to fight against the specialists of the Trophy.

“Seeing the performance of DA Racing, who won the Andros Trophy with ‘JB’ Dubourg, I know that I can count on the best team and I will take advantage of their advice to score a good result.”

Video highlights from Stage 12 of Dakar Rally, 2 stages remain

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Thursday’s Stage 12 of the 40th Dakar Rally not only closed the overall standings gap in at least two classes (cars and trucks), two other classes (bikes and quads) failed to get going due to weather conditions.

The full video highlights of Stage 12 will air on NBCSN on Friday at 7 pm ET, but here are some of the highlights from Thursday’s action:


2018 Dakar Rally: Nasser Al-Attiyah wins Stage 12 of cars


 Stage 12 cancelled due to weather conditions



Ton van Genugten edged out Martin Kolomy in Stage of, while Federico Villagra and Eduard Nikolaev both faced an uphill battle to finish fourth and third respectively.


Even though the Quads were also impacted by weather issues on Thursday, Ignacio Casale, the 2014 Dakar winner, continues to make his case for a second overall victory in the quads.