Andros Trophy: The heyday of a legendary race

Paris Match. That’s it, it’s over, will the Andros Cup end too?

Max Mammers. To survive, an event must be repeated. We were the first to organize a 100 percent electric car competition. It took us ten years to impose this. We had to move towards hydrogen, but the bet was too risky. Global warming shortens the season every year. It was no longer possible.

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Therefore, the primary reason is heating…
Yes. The Andros Trophy is the one motorsport event where you can never be sure it will happen 48 hours before departure. A few years ago, pre-season testing took place in November at the Val Thorens circuit at an altitude of 2,200 metres. The cows are still on the pasture at this hour! I would like to state that we have the support of elected environmentalists because we are a noiseless, odorless competition.

This event was, first of all, the meeting of two men…
We are two Corréziens who met Andros boss Frédéric Gervoson through rugby in the 1980s. I introduced him to ice racing. He thought it was great and that’s how the adventure began. Trophy was born with the Andros brand.

2023-2024 CALENDAR

Val Thorens 9 and 10 December 2023

Andorra 15 and 16 December 2023

isola 2000 12 and 13 January 2024

Lans-en-Vercors 19 and 20 January 2024

Super Besse January 27, 2024

What were the great times of the Trophy?
There were three. First was the era of a few passionate mechanics accompanied by a handful of professionals, then there was the Alain Prost era with all the former F1 drivers (Alesi, Panis, Grosjean, Villeneuve, etc.) and lastly there was the era of the “sons”. “One of the famous drivers who switched to electric.”

Driving on ice…?
Medicine ! Drifting at 150 km/h, turning around corners, looking out the side windows and driving without fear of injury is an amazing thing and is only possible on ice. It is the skiing technique applied to the automobile.

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