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Team owner Guerlain Chicherit created the 'GCK Academy' team with a vision to further young rallycross talent and support junior drivers, giving them the opportunity to compete on a world championship motorsport stage.
Chicherit witnessed the growth of the FIA World Rallycross Championship and the increasing difficulties junior drivers face to develop in World Championship cars. Having witnessed these difficulties the Frenchmen decided to start the GCK Academy.
Begian Guillaume De Ridder and Frenchman Cyril Raymond will compete under the GCK Academy banner in 2019.
|Guillaume de Ridder's GCK Academy Clio Supercar livery.|
After promising start in karting and rallying, Guillaume started rallycross in 2017 racing the RX2 World Championship and SRX Cup, part of the Belgian Rallycross Championship.
Guillaume proved to be a fast learner and was soon noticed because of his remarkable speed. He finished third in RX2, with 3 podiums, and second in the SRX Cup.
He won the title of Rookie of the year in RX2 as well as for the RACB (Belgian motorsport federation, for all racing categories). 2018 saw Guillaume successfully continuing rallycross, becoming RallyX Nordic champion in the Supercar Lites category and World Champion runner up in RX2, driving for Olsbergs-MSE.
|Cyril Raymond's GCK Academy Clio R.S. RX Supercar livery|
Raymond discovered motorsport thanks to his father, who was a rally driver in France. In 2004, Cyril started go karting in the south of France at the age of 10.
In 2013, Raymond discovered Rallycross through his wife, whose father was a driver in the French Rallycross Championship and her uncle had a Rallycross team. He started racing the Twingo Cup and won the French Junior Rallycross Championship in his first year.
In 2014, Cyril had an official program with the French federation ofRallycross (AFOR) in the Super 1600. He won the Championship and became double French Champion. At the end of 2014, Cyril tested the RXLites car in Turkey with OlsbergsMSE.In 2015, Cyril decided to do one race of the French Rallycross Championship in a supercar and won it!
In 2017, he won the RX2 Championship (7 races, 6 wins) and the Red Bull GRC Lites in America with OlsbergsMSE. 2018 saw him missing the first race of the FIA European Championship but he finished the Championship 3rd overall and won his home race, LoheacRX in France.
|Source: GC Kompetition|
Source - GC Kompeition