GC Kompetition

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Flag of France.svg GCK Motorsport
Founded2017
Founder(s) Guerlain Chicherit
Base Tignes, France
Team principal(s) Guerlain Chicherit
Current series FIA World Rallycross Championship
Current drivers Flag of France.svg 36. Guerlain Chicherit
Flag of Sweden.svg 92. Anton Marklund
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg 96. Guillaume de Ridder
Flag of France.svg 113. Cyril Raymond
Flag of Lithuania.svg 14. Rokas Baciuška

GCK Motorsport, formally known as GC Kompetition, is a subsidiary of Green Corp Konnection ( GCK ) and a French motorsport motorsport team founded by freeriding ski champion, rally driver and stunt driver Guerlain Chicherit in 2017. [1] GCK made its debut in the 2018 FIA World Rallycross Championship, fielding two Renault Méganes, built by British motorsport company Prodrive.

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The team grew to four cars for 2019, with the two Renault Méganes of GC Kompetition joined by two Renault Clios as part of a new GCK Academy team. From round 5 onwards the team grew again to five cars, with another Renault Mégane for young driver Rokas Baciuška.

For 2020, GCK grew again to five permanent cars competing in the FIA World Rallycross Championship, with two Renault Méganes now driven by X-Games Gold Medalist Liam Doran & 2019 FIA World Rallycross Championship runner-up Andreas Bakkerud as GCK Monster Energy RX Cartel. They were joined by two Renault Clios as part of a new Unkorrupted team driven by Guerlain Chicherit and Rokas Baciuska and another Renault Mégane for Anton Marklund as GCK Bilstein independently. Results were uninspiring for GCK with all cars showing a lack of performance and reliability, most notably Unkorrupted who changed driver line up following Rokas Baciuska departure ahead of Round 3 in Finland, Kevin Abbring stepped in to take his place but both Unkorrupted cars failed to qualify including Liam Doran who was plagued with reliability issues.

GCK Motorsport is not an official Renault factory team, though Chicherit has said he has ambitions to partner with a manufacturer in the future of Rallycross Electrification and Dakar Rally where GCK Motorsport is developing a Hydrogen-powered vehicle for 2024. [2]

Racing record

Complete FIA World Rallycross Championship results

(key)

Supercar

YearEntrantCarNo.Driver123456789101112WRXPointsTeamsPoints
2018 GC Kompetition Renault Mégane RS RX36 Flag of France.svg Guerlain Chicherit BAR
12
POR
5
BEL
12
GBR
15
NOR
15
SWE
14
CAN
15
FRA
12
LAT
10
USA
9
GER
13
RSA
12
11th685th152
74 Flag of France.svg Jérôme Grosset-Janin BAR
11
POR
14
BEL
14
GBR
10
NOR
14
SWE
3
CAN
12
FRA
LAT
USA
GER
RSA
12th47
33 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Liam Doran BAR
POR
BEL
GBR
NOR
SWE
CAN
FRA
8
LAT
12
USA
GER
19
RSA
16th19
92 Flag of Sweden.svg Anton Marklund BAR
POR
BEL
GBR
NOR
SWE
CAN
FRA
LAT
USA
12
GER
9
RSA
8
14th35
2019GC Kompetition Renault Mégane RS RX36 Flag of France.svg Guerlain Chicherit UAE
10
SPA
9
BEL
13
GBR
9
NOR
11
SWE
14
CAN
4
FRA
13
LAT
15
RSA
7
12th734th192
92 Flag of Sweden.svg Anton Marklund UAE
7
SPA
14
BEL
7
GBR
3
NOR
DSQ
SWE
8
CAN
5
FRA
2
LAT
9
RSA
8
7th119
GCK Academy Renault Clio RS RX96 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Guillaume de Ridder UAE
16
SPA
11
BEL
15
GBR
16
NOR
15
SWE
19
CAN
14
FRA
16
LAT
14
RSA
10
18th296th74
113 Flag of France.svg Cyril Raymond UAE
12
SPA
5
BEL
12
GBR
13
NOR
10
SWE
20
CAN
11
FRA
15
LAT
13
RSA
15
13th45
Rokas Bacisuka Renault Mégane RS RX14 Flag of Lithuania.svg Rokas Baciuska NOR
16
SWE
9
CAN
9
FRA
4
LAT
7
RSA
11th76

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