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WORK UNDERWAY ON NEW PRODRIVE RENAULT MEGANE

Work is underway on the new Renault Megane RS RX that will be raced by Guerlain Chicherit’s GCK team in the 2018 FIA World Rallycross Championship. The car’s constructors, Prodrive, have been extremely careful about sharing details on the development of the all new Renault Megane RS and has recently begun work on the new cars, which will now be launched next year ahead of the 2018 season. 

Chicherit will continue his programme of World RX events driving a Renault Clio this weekend in round nine of the Championship at Loheac, as he learns the circuits ahead of 2018 while working with Prodrive on the development of the new Megane.

The Frenchman commented: “It’s been a really exciting few months and the next will be even better as I finally see my dream become reality. The guys at Prodrive have a big task ahead of them still but I have absolute trust in them to deliver the best car possible. For now, I’m looking forward to catching up with everyone at Loheac, my home race, and can’t wait to return next year with the new Megane and entire GCK team."

John Gaw, Managing Director of Prodrive Motorsport, added: “We are delighted with the progress we have made so far on the new GCK Renault Megane R.S. RX. This week we started work on the first body shell. The layout scheme for the whole car is 100% complete and we are well underway with the detail design with the new engine and many other parts already in production. We have seen the increasing professionalism of the other teams and know that as newcomers we will have a real challenge on our hands to compete against their experience and the already well developed cars.”

 

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