Baguette shines at Race of Champions: IZOD IndyCar Series driver Bertrand Baguette wasn’t the biggest name in the galaxy of racing stars competing at the Race of Champion but the Belgian driver showed he was deserving of being voted Belgium’s official driver.
Baguette and Dutch driver Jeroen Bleekemolen earned the top seed in their pool with four wins in the preliminary phase –including Baguette’s win over Team Germany’s Michael Schumacher. However Baguette couldn’t repeat his success in the semifinals, losing to Schumacher as Germany won the nation’s cup.
”I had a lot of fun and for me racing against Michael Schumacher, Sébastien Loeb and Alain Prost is a dream,” said Baguette, who was eliminated by Andy Priaux in the quarterfinals after advancing from his group in the individual competition. “It went quite well but unfortunately we didn’t make it to the final. I have to say I am happy for the people who voted for me to be here as part of Team Benelux. I am really proud to be here and very happy I could be here thanks to them.”