WRX A FULL 2018
GCK UNVEIL THE MÉGANE R.S RX AHEAD OF THE 2018 FIA WORLD RALLYCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP START.
GCK unveil the Mégane R.S. RX ahead of the
2018 FIA World Rallycross Championship start
Thursday, 5th April
Monster Energy athlete Guerlain Chicherit and world leading motorsport and technology business, Prodrive, proudly announced the start of their partnership to develop an all-new
rallycross car for the 2018 FIA World Rallycross Championship (World RX) back in February 2017.
Over 12 months later, the highly anticipated Mégane R.S. RX was today unveiled at the ACF in Paris, right on the Place de la Concorde.
The new Supercar WRX is based on the Renault Mégane IV and has been designed from the ground up by Prodrive to the latest World RX regulations at their headquarters in Banbury, UK.
After much speculation and interest at the Championship’s launch event at Silverstone in March 2018, GCK, keeping in line with its philosophy of changing the rules and challenging the norm, has been open in sharing some of the key technical developments the team has been working on so hard over the last year and that are entirely unique to the Mégane R.S. RX. *
Today, the Mégane was unveiled at the Automobile Club de France on the Place de la Concorde in Paris in its full race-ready livery in front of partners, media and spectators. Guerlain Chicherit, GC Kompetition Team Principal and driver, commented: “The livery of the Megane R.S. RX really reflects where we’re trying to go with GCK on this project: Aggressive,
daring, exposed and bold. It will certainly stand out and for all the right reasons!
I’m really excited to see where the Mégane R.S. RX will come out when the lights turn green in Barcelona. Personally, I’m more confident than ever going into an event, as Team Principal and driver of GCK and whilst debuting a brand new chassis & custom engine that has seen a lot of time and energy go into its innovative design. There’s a lot of work still to do, really, we’re still developing the Megane R.S. RX but I can’t help but be excited! I have an awesome team in Prodrive and GCK around me to really push me, and hopefully the car, to the limits this season!”
Jérôme Grosset-Janin added: “We got a lot of good work done in Silverstone and I’m feeling great behind the wheel of this beast.
The car is looking great and I am excited to share the finished product with the world.
Barcelona is creeping up on us, and I can’t wait to hit the road. I’m feeling sharp and ready for the first race.”
“In my time at Prodrive, I have never seen so much excitement among our staff about a new car. The design team have thought about every aspect and introduced ideas never before seen in motorsport. I truly believe this is a game-changer in RX.”, John Gaw, Prodrive Motorsport Managing Director, added.
Inspired to create something different, innovative and of exceptional quality, GCK was founded by former freeskiing Champion and motorsport athlete Guerlain Chicherit in 2017.
Encompassing his selection of unique, luxury ski and summer chalets in some of the most coveted holiday destinations, the GC-Kollection, his creative agency producing unique, award-winning and thought-provoking designs and interiors, GC-Kreativ, and now GC-Kompetition, Chicherit’s latest venture – a professional Motorsport team that combines cutting-edge car design, the latest in technological developments and incredible brand marketing value with Championship-winning ability, supported by some of the biggest names in the industry. GCK is here to change the rules – in the paddock, on the track and amongst its fans.
Prodrive is one of the largest and most successful motorsport businesses in the world with international titles across many different categories including the World Rally Championship, Le Mans, World Endurance Championship and the British Touring Car Championship. Today, Prodrive runs the Aston Martin Racing team, the FAW-VW team in the Chinese Rally Championship, as well as continuing to support customers running the MINI WRC and special projects with Subaru.
About FIA World Rallycross Championship:
The FIA World Rallycross Championship is head-to- head, short, sharp racing on mixed surfaces (dirt and asphalt) contained within amphitheater venues. High profile drivers are equipped with RX Supercars with over 600bhp and the ability to accelerate from 0-60mph in less than two seconds. World RX debuted in 2014 with a 12-round calendar including events in Argentina,
Turkey, Canada and throughout Europe. An expanded series was confirmed for 2015, with new rounds at Formula One venues Hockenheim in Germany and the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain. In 2016, an all-new city race was held in Riga, Latvia, and in 2017 Rallycross added Africa to its schedule with a new round in Cape Town. The 2018 FIA World Rallycross Championship schedule will include a race in Houston,Texas, at the Circuit of the Americas.
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Media GCK Competition WRX 2018 / France
Prodrive is a world leading motorsport and technology business.
Prodrive es un líder en el mundo del automovilismo y en los negocios de la tecnología.
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