2nd September 2018
GCK MEGANE R.S. RX SHOWS ITS PACE IN FRANCE
80,000 fans gathered in Lohéac, France, for the latest round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship and witnessed both GC Kompetition Megane R.S. RXs reaching the semi-finals for the very first time. Indeed, but for a puncture, GCK debutant, Liam Doran, could well have made the final in his first WRX event for more than two years.
In qualifying session 3, Doran set the overall second fastest time in the Megane and with a strong performance by Guerlain Chicherit, the two drivers qualified in 6th and 11th, putting both into the semi-finals.
Guerlain Chicherit commented: “What a great weekend. It’s been a crazy few weeks and months for us and the entire team has been working so hard and has been fully committed to continuously developing our GCK Mégane R.S. RX further and trying new things to make it truly competitive. Having Liam come onboard for Lohéac and testing with him beforehand was awesome – his experience and input was not only helpful with the Mégane but also for me and my driving. Racing in front of my home crowd and seeing the incredible support was the best and I’m so glad we were able to provide them with a strong racing performance and give them a feel of what the Mégane is capable of.”
Liam Doran added: “I absolutely loved this weekend – I’m so stoked to have been given this opportunity to return to Rallycross. The car is awesome, the team is awesome and it’s just such a professional environment to be in! This was probably the best ever race weekend for me, even just because it allowed me to really come in and just focus on racing and getting the most out of the car – of course, the result isn’t quite what I wanted but that’s racing. To work with the team on improving the car further and being able to support Guerlain as well was hugely satisfying! I’m ecstatic that I’ve been given this opportunity to race and I think the decision to give me this chance and for me to take it, was definitely the right one. The GCK Mégane R.S. RX has huge potential and it’s been great to be able show that to the fans and fellow drivers this weekend.”