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Friday 30th of August 2019

Home hero Guerlain Chicherit is in confident mood ahead of the Bretagne World RX of France, round eight of the FIA World Rallycross Championship.

The GC Kompetition team owner and driver set good pace at the French World RX round with the Renault Megane RS RX last season, but was unable to turn the speed into a strong result. GCK then had one of its best ever weekends at Canada RX earlier in August, with four cars in the semi-finals and Chicheirt on the front row of semi-final two. He and team mate Anton Marklund made it into the final, but even though both drivers had problems in the last race of the weekend, they finished P4 and P5.

Chicherit will start P2 in Race 1 for Q1 on Saturday, choosing the position to race against only two other cars. “The feeling is pretty good here after Canada, and I also have good memories from here last year. Even if the result was not good, the speed we had last year was pretty good so we’re feeling confident, let’s see what’s going to happen,” said Chicherit.

GCK Academy driver Cyril Raymond will also start in P2 in a three car race in Q1. He will drive the Renault Clio RS RX in Race 2. The French driver won the final in the RX2 International Series two years ago at Loheac, and won the Euro RX Supercar final in front of Hungary’s Krisztian Szabo and Sweden’s Anton Marklund last year.

“I think this will be a quick race, I will do my best on track; I love this track, I love this event and I think this is the best strategy,” said Raymond.

“Of course the goal is to win, for sure that will be difficult but everything can happen. I will do my maximums on track and a final would be great.”

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