Guerlain Chicherit

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Guerlain Chicherit (born 20 May 1978 in Paris) is a French rally driver and a professional skier, four times world champion in freeriding (1999, 2002, 2006 and 2007).

Biography[edit]

He made his debut in the French Rally Cup, driving a Citroën Saxo, and after the successes on 2003, he became an official Citroën driver.[1] On 2006, after winning the 2005 Dakar Challenge, he attended for his first Dakar, driving a BMW X3, winning a stage and finishing 9th on final classification.

In the 2009 Dakar Rally he suffered an accident while fighting the general classification,[2] and only could finish 9th.[3]

Guerlain Chicherit, driving the BMW X-Raid 2009

Later that year, after achieving a great results series, including 3rd place on Tunisia Rally, and winnings on Rally Transibérico and UAE Desert Challenge, he won the FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup, forming team with codriver Tina Thörner.[4]

In the 2010 Dakar Rally, Chicherit was able to get a stage win and finish 5th on the final classification.[5]

In 2013, he became the first driver to complete an unassisted backflip in a car. [6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vom Schnee zum Sand" (in German). 2008-01-02. Retrieved 2010-01-17. 
  2. ^ "The film of the stage, Coma, alone in the Pampa, BMWs all over the place". Retrieved 2010-01-17. 
  3. ^ "2009 Dakar Rally final standings". Retrieved 2010-01-17. 
  4. ^ "Motorsport: Guerlain Chicherit fired up for Dakar Rally". 2010-01-02. Retrieved 2010-01-17. 
  5. ^ "Chicherit Wins First Stage in 2010 Dakar". 2010-01-14. Retrieved 2010-01-17. 
  6. ^ "Guerlain Chicherit's Car Backflip". 2013-03-04. Retrieved 2014-06-27. 

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