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Robineau reigns in Le Castellet

Le Castellet - Sunday’s races were blessed by an abundance of sunshine and temperatures touching 25°C. The historic Circuit Paul Ricard is situated only a few kilometres from the Mediterranean at an elevation of 500 metres – and the weather can change very rapidly indeed.
Clouds kept gathering, some of them as black as sin, but that didn’t spoil the party for the truck racers and the 39,500 fans in attendance.
Thomas Robineau was quickest in qualifying, but his MAN colleague Anthony Janiec stepped up a notch in the Super Pole to capture first place on the grid for Race 3. Lionel Montagne snapped up third, reversing the situation yesterday, when
Téo Calvet in his Lion MAN started in that position...

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Robineau starts the French season with wins in first two races

Robineau starts the French season with wins in first two races

Thomas Robineau stole defending champ Anthony Janiec’s thunder on the opening day of the Championnat de France Camions, outqualifying his MAN colleague and then going on to win both races.
In some years Janiec has turned truck races in France often into one-man shows. Robineau stoutly defended his Race 1 pole, took a comfortable lead, and stretched his advantage over each successive lap. Just when you thought he’d had it in the bag, though, his tenacious adversary found a few ticks of extra pace and was soon enough up on Robineau’s rear crash guard. The spectators held their breaths in suspense – when would the yellow-and-black Lion MAN take the lead? Every time it looked as if Janiec was through, Robineau countered deftly and at the finish it was he that crossed the line ahead...

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First race of the Championnat de France Camions in Castellet

First race of the Championnat de France Camions in Castellet

The historic Circuit Paul Ricard, near the idyllic town of Castellet in the south of France, hosts the opening round of the French national championship this weekend.
Today the truck racers had a rather relaxed programme, primarily taxi rides for sponsors and the press, and 45 minutes of free practice...

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