Professor goes GT racing

Alain Prost had his first car races on asphalt since his 1993 World Championship-winning season when he contested the French GT round at Nogaro over the Easter weekend.

Following his recent ice-racing escapades, the 51-time grand prix winner shared Luc Marchetti's Chrysler Viper GTS-R with another F1 old stager, 62-year old Jean-Pierre Jabouille.

The duo put in solid drives, although the mixed weather conditions blunted their challenge. They secured sixth after Prost fell down the order from third in the treacherous conditions during the Sunday race. Jabouille, meanwhile, starred in Monday's thrash, battling his way up the order to an eventual fourth after a botched pitstop had dropped a hard-trying Prost to sixth during his stint.

Prost is expected to take part in three more rounds during the season, possibly sharing the Viper with son Nicolas, who is more regularly a mid-fielder in the French Formula Renault Championship.