Guerlain Chicherit

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Guerlain Chicherit
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Guerlain Chicherit
Nationality French
Born (1978-05-20) 20 May 1978 (age 41)
Tignes, France
FIA World Rallycross Championship career
Debut season2015
Current teamGC Kompetition
Car number36
Former teamsFors Performance
JRM Racing
Starts17
Wins0
Podiums0
Best finish26th in 2016
Finished last season32nd

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] In 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 finished 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 wins on Rally Transibérico and UAE Desert Challenge, he won the FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup, with codriver Tina Thörner.[4]

In the 2010 Dakar Rally, Chicherit was able to get a stage win and finish fifth on the final classification with an X-Raid BMW.[5]

In the 2013 Dakar Rally, Chicherit won a stage and finished eight overall driving an SMG buggy.

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

In March 2014 Chicherit tried to break the world record for longest car ramp jump in Tignes, France. He crashed spectacularly on landing, but only suffered relatively minor injuries.

In August 2015 Chicherit joined JRM Racing for two events in the FIA World Rallycross Championship driving the MINI RX in the Supercar class in Loheac, France and Franciacorta, Italy.

In the 2016 Dakar Rally, Chicherit drove the X-Raid Buggy but retired on medical grounds following a steering related issue during SS5. He will not return to Dakar Rally with X-Raid in the future. Again, Chicherit joined the FIA World Rallycross Championship, teaming up with Monster Energy athlete Liam Doran at JRM Racing for selected events in France, Barcelona and Germany. However, a non-start for Chicherit in Loheac meant he also entered the inaugural event in Riga, Latvia.

Chicherit will drive a Renault Mégane in the 2018 FIA World Rallycross Championship.[7]

Away from sports, Chicherit is involved in property development. He has his own company - GC Kollection - which designs and builds glamourous chalets in the Alps. Traditional log cabin style, but inside upscale modern wooden condominiums.[8]

Racing record[edit]

Dakar Rally results[9][edit]

(key)

Year Vehicle Position Stages won
2005 Nissan 49th 0
2006 BMW X3 9th 1
2007 X-Raid BMW Ret. 0
2009 X-Raid BMW 9th 0
2010 X-Raid BMW 5th 1
2011 X-Raid Mini Ret. 0
2013 SMG buggy 8th 1
2014 SMG buggy Ret. 0
2015 X-Raid buggy 45th 0
2016 X-Raid buggy Ret. 0

Complete FIA World Rallycross Championship results[edit]

(key)

Supercar[edit]

Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 WRX Points
2015 JRM Racing MINI RX Countryman POR
HOC
BEL
GBR
GER
SWE
CAN
NOR
FRA
28
BAR
TUR
ITA
16
ARG
34th 1
2016 JRM Racing MINI RX Countryman POR
HOC
BEL
GBR
NOR
SWE
CAN
FRA
31
BAR
20
LAT
21
GER
21
ARG
26th 0
2017 Fors Performance Renault Clio IV BAR
21
POR
HOC
21
BEL
20
GBR
NOR
19
SWE
CAN
FRA
LAT
GER
RSA
32nd 0
2018 GC Kompetition Renault Mégane RS BAR
12
POR
5
BEL
12
GBR
15
NOR
15
SWE
14
CAN
15
FRA
12
LAT
10
USA
9
GER
RSA
11th* 58*

* Season still in progress.

RX2 International Series[edit]

Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 RX2 Points
2017 Olsbergs MSE RX2 BEL GBR NOR SWE CAN
15
FRA
RSA
12
20th 8

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.
  7. ^ Evans, David (8 February 2017). "Prodrive building Renault Megane for 2018 World Rallycross". Autosport. Retrieved 24 February 2017.
  8. ^ http://www.gc-kollection.com/
  9. ^ "The Dakar's history (Historic Book)" (PDF). Retrieved 2019-01-23.

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