GCK entered their debut season in 2018 with two brand-new Renault Megane R.S. RX, before expanding the team to three vehicles at the USA and Germany WRX events. Building upon this successful debut season GCK will now expand their operations to include four permanent drivers in the 2019 FIA World Rallycross Championship.
The Méganes R.S. RX are fully thought out, developed and managed by Prodrive. The world-renowned motorsport company has designed a car to exceed the usual standards by offering technical innovations never seen in the rallycross paddocks.
“I’ve already been in contact with GCK since July 2018. This means we have already had a lot of time to work together towards the upcoming season. First, I raced the GCK Mégane in the last 3 races of the 2018 season and worked with Guerlain to further put together a development list for the car.Then FORS Performance offered me to help them develop the GCK Clio during the winter which means I got to spend a lot of time and work closely with the team operating the cars this year.”Anton Marklund
Chicherit created the ‘GCK Academy’ team with a vision to further young rallycross talent and support junior drivers, giving them the opportunity to compete on a world championship motorsport stage. Having witnessed the growth of the FIA World Rallycross Championship and the increasing difficulties junior drivers face to develop in World Championship cars, Chicherit decided to start the GCK Academy, entering his GCK Clio R.S. RX into World RX and adding 2 talented young race drivers to the GCK family.
Joining the GCK squad for 2019 as part of the all new GCK Academy team are RX2 Champion Cyril Raymond (FRA) and RX2 Vice Champion Guillaume de Ridder (BEL) who will campaign a 2019 evolution of the successful GCK Renault Clio R.S. RX.
“Joining the GCK Academy is an incredible opportunity for me ! Being selected as one of the two junior drivers representing the team is an awesome recognition. It has been many years now that I have been working so hard and have given everything I had (sometimes even more than that!) in order to reach the highest level in motorsport, so it is finally a dream come true!Guillaume de Ridder
I would like to thank Guerlain Chicherit and all the GCK team for the opportunity they are giving me and I will work even harder to show them they have made the right choice. I am extremely excited and I can’t wait to start working with such a professional and ambitious team!”
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