N°226 Car GCK MOTORSPORT

GUERLAIN CHICHERIT

(fra) 1.8m / 75kg

Hobbies

Sport, design, motocross, adventures

Sponsors

MOTUL, FORD, RECARO, ZIMMERMANN IMMOBILIER

2016 : abandon
2015 : 45ème
2014 : abandon étape 4
2013 : 8ème
2011 : abandon
2010 : 5ème
2009 : 9ème
2007 : abandon étape 6
2006 : 9ème
2005 : 49ème

2021 : 1ère place au Silk Way Rally
2019 : 4ème place à la manche canadienne du championnat du Monde FIA de Rallycross, meilleur résultat à ce jour.
2018 : Création de GC Kompetition et participation au championnat du monde de rallycross de la FIA
2015 : Première participation au championnat du monde de rallycross de la FIA
2014 : Tentative du plus long saut automobile du monde
2013 : 1er pilote à réaliser un backflip automobile (sans assistance)
2009 : champion du monde de rallye tout terrain FIA (vainqueur UAE Desert Challenge et Transiberico)
2000 / 2002 / 2006 / 2007 : champion du monde de Free Ride (ski extrême)
2003 : championnat du monde de rallye (J-WRC)

Interview

“I am back with a vision”

The Dakar occupies a special place at the crossroads of Guerlain Chicherit's multiple lives. The young man from Tignes very quickly became an ultra-talented jack-of-all-trades. A world champion in extreme skiing, the mountain man also has a monstrous drive that he spotted on his first rally experiences (J-WRC) and discovered the Dakar in 2005: 49th. Noticed by the X-Raid team, the fastest blond driver in the field showed his competitiveness in 2006, finishing 9th overall. Then, Guerlain's Dakar journey was full of twists and turns, sometimes too spectacular for his cars to handle. However, he has always displayed a certain panache and has a fifth-place finish in 2010, and two stage wins, on his resume. He has also experienced the gamut of problems that one can experience on the Dakar. Since his retirement in 2016, after exhausting himself trying to push the X-Raid designed Zebra Buggy to the finish, Chicherit momentarily stepped away from his favourite but has multiplied his activities. The Savoyard now flourishes as an entrepreneur, maintaining his versatility as a major asset. Invested in real estate, he has developed a high-end hotel concept in the mountains. His interest in cars also led him to create his own racing team, competing in the world rally-cross championship. But his involvement is more importantly accompanied by a desire to orient motor racing towards environmental responsibility and to provide solutions for the energy transition in all areas. By founding the GCK industrial group, Chicherit is part of a forward-looking approach, one of the facets of which is based on the Dakar: he has the ambition to field the first hydrogen-powered vehicle capable of winning the rally by 2024-2025. For this natural-born competitor, the stakes are far more important than a result. GCK is already preparing to supply hydrogen-powered snow groomers for ski resorts, buses and even combine harvesters in the medium term. For now, Chicherit returns to the Dakar with a vehicle running on bio-fuel, with co-driver Alexandre Winocq (5th last year alongside "Nani" Roma), while he prepares for the future.

G.C.: “The Dakar is the ultimate car race that I have also dreamt of. I stopped racing in it five years ago because I was uncomfortable with how it was done back then, but now I'm back with a vision. We have put in a lot of work in the meantime, and our hydrogen car project is taking shape. It is already running, and we were able to present it to Neom last January, which was the first step. Step two is to develop and enter a bio-fuel car this year, which will allow us to collect data and to structure the team in rally conditions. Next year, we should enter three bio-fuel cars and a hydrogen car if we are allowed to do the stages as a demonstration. It is also a way for me to get back into the rhythm of the competition and then to be able to race for victory: I haven't driven for five years. We have to be realistic.”

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