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GROSSET-JANIN REFLECTS ON FIRST EURO RX WIN

Frenchman Jerome Grosset-Janin won the first round of the FIA European Rallycross Championship in Belgium last month, and is one of 19 Euro RX drivers that will compete at the next round in Germany.

The former French Rallycross Champion moved to Albatec Racing for 2015 and currently leads the European Championship. Despite being the first French driver to win a round of Euro RX since rallycross legend Jean-Luc Pailler won his home event at Kerlabo in 2008, Grosset-Janin is focused on the task in hand.

“It’s pretty difficult to describe the feeling [of winning in Euro RX]. I like to win; I race for this. It’s so much work that it is nearly unbelievable when it happens, especially after a first victory at this level of competition. I guess I will have more time to think about this during next winter, when I will have a look on the whole season, but today I stay focused on the job,” said Grosset-Janin, who is enjoying working with the Albatec team and thinks the first round victory has boosted the team.

“I was super happy and proud to offer this victory to all of the Albatec team. I know they believe in what we can all do together, so it was good to do it at first race. Each time I get into the car, I expect to fight for victory. I feel confident with the team, everyone is very professional and there is a really good atmosphere to work peacefully. Of course it’s a good thing for each of us in the team to start a season with that kind of result! A rallycross season is long, with lots of surprises, so we have to take race after race.”

Heading into the second round of Euro RX, Grosset-Janin leads the championship by the slender margin of six points, ahead of VW Polo drivers Ole-Christian Veiby and Tommy Rustad, tied in second position.

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