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Mon 07 Aug 2023

Special ONE Racing

A subsidiary of Green Corp Konnection, GCK Motorsport was founded by four-time World Freeriding Champion-turned-rally and rallycross driver Guerlain Chicherit in 2017.


The following year, the team fielded a brace of Renault Méganes – built and operated by British motorsport engineering specialist Prodrive – in the FIA World Rallycross Championship. Chicherit progressed to the final second time out, before team-mate Jérôme Grosset-Janin achieved the squad’s best result of the season with third place in Sweden.


GCK expanded to four cars in 2019 – incorporating the new, two-strong GCK Academy – with a fifth joining the fold midway through the campaign and Anton Marklund reaching the rostrum at both Silverstone and Lohéac.


The Swede remained on-board in 2020, racing under the GCK Bilstein banner, with 2019 World Championship runner-up Andreas Bakkerud and X Games gold medallist Liam Doran teaming up for Monster Energy GCK RX Cartel, all three piloting Méganes. The former GCK Academy Renault Clios, meanwhile, were handled by Chicherit, Rokas Baciuška and Kevin Abbring in the rebranded Unkorrupted side of the garage. Marklund registered the team’s only podium in Barcelona.


The Unkorrupted moniker remained in 2021, with a single-car effort for Abbring and technical support from G-FORS, a collaboration between Chicherit and French Rallycross Championship stalwart FORS Performance. While frequently out-of-luck, Abbring tallied a top three finish at Höljes, before Chicherit returned to the cockpit for the final two rounds at the Nürburgring.


The GCK Motorsport name made its official comeback in Germany at the end of 2022, as Chicherit debuted the eagerly-awaited electric Lancia Delta Evo-e RX, based upon the legendary Lancia Delta Integrale. The team expanded to a two-car line-up for 2023, rebaptised as Special ONE Racing and adding nine-time FIA World Rally Champion Sébastien Loeb to its driving strength.