Wednesday 20 November 2019

Raymond disappointed with Cape Town result but looks to future after "great experience" with GCK.

Frenchman Cyril Raymond had a disappointing end to his maiden World Rallycross season after being disqualified for a trackmarker infringement at the season finale in Cape Town. 

Raymond had the worst start to a weekend ending Q1 in 12th overall after being handed a 5-second penalty for hitting the trackmarkers. Q2 saw the Frenchman hit the trackmarkers for the second time in a day, leading to disqualification from the race and pushing him down to the tail end of the field overnight.  

On day two, he fought back and claimed a ninth-place finish overall, after overtaking Oliver Bennett and Matvey Furazhkin in his qualifying race. Raymond's 2019 season came to an end following Q4 with a fifteenth place finish overall. 

"My first FIA World Rallycross Championship is now done and of course I’m a little disappointed with my result in Cape Town because we had the pace for the semi-final and final but my mistakes around the trackmarkers cost me that - I think I’m the king of the track markers now," Raymond said.

The Frenchman claimed his best result of the season at the World RX of Barcelona earlier this year. A fifth-place finish. 

Raymond concluded his maiden FIA World Rallycross campaign in thirteenth overall. 

"I had such a great experience this year with GCK and want to thank Guerlain [Chicherit] and the team for the amazing job on the Clio - we improved a lot every race and for next year, the Clio is well prepared, so it’s good for the future," he adds. "Now, we prepare for the off-season and let’s see what the future holds."

Written By - Junaid Samodien

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