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Dacia Lodgy "Glace" Great beginnings

It is this weekend (3 and 4 December), in Val Thorens, Dacia Lodgy "Glace" will debut in competition. Double winner of the Trophee Andros and twice with the second Dacia Duster, Alain Prost is a third title. For that he can count on the backing of a second car, entrusted his son Nicolas and Evens has experimented Stievenart.

After having astonished with Dacia Duster "Ice" there two years, Dacia still surprises aligning Lodgy "Glace", based on the latest novelty of the Romanian carmaker, which will be unveiled at the upcoming Geneva Salon in March 2012.

For the first time, a multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) is well aligned with the Trophee Andros ice and this weekend in Val Thorens, Dacia Lodgy "Glace" will do its first laps on ice for his baptism in competition.

"It's often like that in Trophee Andros, when you come with a new car, you must frequently wait for the first race to finally roll on the ice, especially when winter is coming soon, as is the case this years, "says Alain Prost. "We are not yet into the unknown, on the contrary, as we left the chassis that we developed for Dacia Duster. The Duster was very efficient when the ice was beautiful and perfect, but we were a little less when there were holes and patches of tar. It is in this perspective that we did evolve suspensions to adapt Dacia Lodgy "Glace". We have also developed the engine, including its range, and improves the visibility. The only difference between my car and the Nicolas and Evens, is that we ride the bow differently for optimal viewing based on our driving positions. "

On a track that bears his name, Alain Prost would offer entree play his first victory Dacia Lodgy "Glace", even if the track conditions will be an important parameter, the ice being not really go . "It is still hot and there is little snow. However, officials of the circuit of Val Thorens are great professionals and they prepare the track for several weeks. Conditions will not be simple. We will adapt but it will be a good test. It is in such situations that the feedback between the two cars and three drivers of the team is a real plus. "

Indeed, this season two cars are lined by Team Dacia to make every PIECE to get the first title for the brand. Evens Stievenart lend its experience while Nicolas Prost, after two titles in Andros Electrique, competing in his first season in a car 355 hp and four directional wheels.

"Val Thorens will be a great discovery for me, because I have done a few laps on the ice with such a car at the end of last season aboard Dacia Duster" says the son of four-time World Champion F1. "I'm going to have to learn and do everything to be competitive in order to quickly help the team. For this, the information from my father and Evens will be really important. "

Note in the final at the Stade de France last season he won with Alain Prost onboard Dacia Duster "Ice", Evens Stievenart has also hate to fight. "The Trophee Andros is, for me, a single discipline and a true passion. Very technical in terms of steering and focusing, Andros requires constant questioning. Be in competition with Alain and Nicolas Prost in a same team Dacia, this is both a great challenge and a real pleasure to pilot. "

After a private test session this Thursday Alpe d'Huez, hostilities shall begin Friday, Dec. 2 in Val Thorens, with the first session of testing chronometers. The first race of the season will take place on Saturday, with the first qualifying to 14:30 and the second round on Sunday. Schedules can evolve depending on climatic conditions.

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