Ex-Man Utd keeper Barthez wins France’s GT motorsport series

Former Manchester United goalkeeper Fabien Barthez has proven himself a diva behind the wheel. Barthez has been crowned champion of France’s GT motorsport series.

Former Manchester United goalkeeper Fabien Barthez has proven himself a diva behind the wheel.

Barthez has been crowned champion of France’s GT motorsport series.

Barthez and Sofrev ASP team-mate Morgan Moullin-Traffort finished fifth and eight in the last two races of the series' final weekend at the Paul Ricard circuit to claim victory in a field featuring nine-time world rally championship winner Sebastien Loeb.

The France World Cup winner said: "I have always been fascinated by motorsport, even when I was playing football. It always intrigued me.

"I wanted to understand what it felt like being in a car. I had to wait until the end of my pro career to try it. That said, it’s not like football: you can still be good even when you are 35, which was my age when I stopped playing."

 
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