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Grosjean captures Trophee Andros ice racing win

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French drivers occasionally dip into ice racing championships in the winter, and so it’s no surprise Romain Grosjean is doing so – successfully – in this weekend’s Trophee Andros event at Alpe D’Huez.

Driving a Renault Clio, Grosjean started from pole, moved into the lead, and ran away for the win in the eight-lap final of the event, additionally setting fastest lap.

Grosjean has been an intermittent participant in ice racing since 2009, and had two prior race wins. He’d last raced in 2014 prior to making his return this weekend.

Jean-Philippe Dayraut came second behind the Haas F1 Team driver.

French TV station L’Equipe meanwhile appeared to capture fight footage between former F1 driver Olivier Panis, the 1996 Monaco Grand Prix winner, and DTM driver Adrien Tambay as the two were battling for third place. Tambay is the son of ex-F1 driver Patrick Tambay. Both drivers were excluded from the race.

Dakar Rally video highlights from the concluding Stage 14

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EDITOR’S NOTE: NBCSN will air additional Dakar Rally highlights on Sunday at 5:30 p.m. ET and Monday at 7 p.m. ET.

The 40th Dakar Rally is now history.

Nearly 550 competitors began the early 5,600-mile long race 15 days ago and concluded Saturday.

As we’ve done throughout the Rally, here are some key video highlights from NBCSN’s coverage of the Rally:

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