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De Ridder took the step-up from the RX2 series after finishing as runner-up in the 2018 season and joined Guerlain Chicherit's newly formed GCK Academy for the 2019 season.
L.U.C.K - A four-letter word that eludes the Belgian this season. To date, his best result came at the World RX of Catalunya where he finished in 11th place. De Ridder finds himself at the tail end of the championship in 18th place having amassed only 16 points.
The 26-year old was involved in a number of incidents this season that was not entirely his fault, as well as a few mechanical issues.
The Canadian round at Trois-Rivières was no different for De Ridder finishing in 14th place continuing to struggle with his Clio R.S. RX Supercar set-up.
"It was a tough weekend for us here in Canada," he said. "After encouraging free practice sessions where we showed good pace and had a p10, we struggled to adapt to the track and continued to test the set-ups every race but couldn’t get it right."
With three rounds remaining in the 2019 FIA World Rallycross Championship, De Ridder has the opportunity to turn his luck around, but in order to improve the Belgian aims to analyze what went wrong in Canada and improve for the next round in Loheac, France.
"We need to now analyze what went wrong exactly and ensure we manage to sort it out for our next race back in Europe," he concludes.
TEXT - Junaid Samodien
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