Rallycross of Bergerac
Xavier Briffaud, first victory!
Xavier Briffaud, 22 years, began in Rallycross Logan Cup last year.
Third in the final in 2008, he won his first race
Bergerac-Faux adopting the winning David Olivier ...
After the rain of Châteauroux-St Maur fortnight ago, the weather which
hosted the third round in Bergerac-Faux in Périgord. A very
technical route on the hillside. Since the timed tests, Xavier Briffaud
was the fastest. He went on to first and second round
race, capture the pole position of the A final on Sunday from noon. It remained
to know that is positioned to the left for this final run. Three pilots
eligible: Maximilien Eveno, Adrien Cazalas and David Olivier,
strong leader in the Logan Cup in 2009, only fourth in terms of both
first rounds. Through the third fastest time in final
round, David Olivier acquire space in the first line of the final A.
Just behind and Olivier Briffaud there was Adrien Cazalas and Maximilian
Eveno. Flash of red from the final A, Xavier Briffaud perfectly
started. Better, he gradually made a good lead on David Olivier obligé
to contain the attacks of Adrien Cazalas. David Olivier reached
retain its second place, two seconds behind second 276/1000e Xavier Briffaud imperial throughout the six laps back Briffaud Xavier even at three points by David Olivier in the provisional rankings ...
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Text by Steve Smith.