Monday, 27 May 2019

Baciuska signs long-term deal with GC Kompetition

Former Super1600 European Rallycross champion Rokas Baciuska has signed a long-term contract with GC Kompetition.

Baciuska parted ways with ESmotorsport after the World RX of Barcelona due to contractual disagreements. 

The 19-year-old will join the GCK squad from the World RX of Norway (June 15-16) onwards and will drive the third GCK Renault Megane R.S.RX Supercar.

“I’m really excited that I’m able to continue my progression in World Rallycross and that I’ve found such an incredible team to be part of," said Baciuska. "I’ve been spending a lot of time with the guys at GCK and I’m super impressed with the way they work, the performance and promise of the car and I cannot wait to race alongside the GC Kompetition and GCK Academy drivers in Norway.”

The Lithuanian has not set any targets for his first outing with GC Kompetition, but has said: "I hope to be doing my best." 

GCK entered the 2019 season with two GCK Megane R.S. RX Supercars driven by Anton Marklund and Guerlain Chicherit as well as the newly launched GCK Academy, featuring two GCK Renault Clio R.S. RX Supercars driven by Guillaume de Ridder and Cyril Raymond.

Rokas Baciuska started his racing career in karting, having won the 2011 Lithuanian Karting Championship, the 2014 Baltic Karting Championship and several rounds of the 2017 European Karting Championship before entering the 2018 FIA European Super1600 Rallycross Championship, which he dominated throughout the season ultimately being crowned Champion. 

Baciuska is still finishing his last year of school and will sit his final exams just ahead of making his GCK debut in Hell, Norway, on June 15th.

“We’re super happy to have such a talented young driver join our GCK squad," said team owner Guerlain Chicherit. "Rokas has already shown big promise, dedication and results behind the wheel and I can’t wait for him to line up on the grid in our 3rd GCK Megane R.S. RX.”

TEXT - Junaid Samodien

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