Renault Sport specialists for the last ten years, the Automotor Renault Epernay dealership welcomed the crews taking part in this year’s France Clio R3T Trophy to a special launch event in Epernay. Joining them on the eve of the season’s opening rally, the Rallye Epernay Vins de Champagne, were around 500 guests.

Also in attendance with the four crews (Marvin Sorin/Karine Moinet, William Pitot/Alexis Estival, Benoit Vaillant/Theo Delesque and Jean-Sebastien Vigion/Isabelle Sicard) were Jean Ragnotti and Laurent Hurgon, both of whom will drive Renault Sport cars in leading gravel crews at the rally.

The event was the latest example of the importance of Renault Sport’s network of specialists. Automotor has also partnered the rally for the last 16 years.

Among the local dignitaries and motorsport officials attending the event were a departmental councillor, the mayor of Epernay, Renault’s regional representative Alexandre Chazel and the President of the French Motorsports Federation (FFSA) Nicolas Deschaux.

You can follow the Rallye Epernay Vins de Champagne
at the event site.