Fri 15 Dec 2023

World RX Season Review: Guerlain Chicherit

Guerlain Chicherit’s full-time return to World RX was unfortunately cut short by the events of Lydden Hill – just as the Frenchman was really beginning to settle back into the groove.

Guerlain Chicherit’s full-time return to the FIA World Rallycross Championship was unfortunately cut short by the events of Lydden Hill during the summer – just as the Frenchman was really beginning to settle back into the groove.


Not far off the pace of illustrious team-mate Sébastien Loeb on occasion, Chicherit lapped eighth-quickest in the SuperPole session in Portugal – faster than Niclas Grönholm and Timo Scheider – before improving to seventh in Sweden, where he got the better of eventual championship runner-up, Kevin Hansen.


Indeed, the legendary ‘Magic Weekend’ witnessed the 45-year-old’s finest performance of the season behind the wheel of Special ONE Racing’s evocative Lancia Delta Evo-e RX, as Chicherit pipped CE Dealer Team duo Grönholm and Klara Andersson to reach the final for the first time in 2023.


Both driver and team were continuing to build momentum when the fire in Kent stopped them abruptly in their tracks. It is hoped they will be able to rejoin the fray to continue the adventure next year.


2023 Stats

World RX Starts:
3
Wins: 0
Podiums: 0
Finals Reached: 1
Best Result: 6th
Points: 27
Championship Position: 10th

Latvia
Starts: Thursday, July 18, 2024 at 4:31:00 AM
Italy
Starts: Friday, July 26, 2024 at 7:00:00 AM
Hungary
Starts: Saturday, July 27, 2024 at 6:00:00 AM