Monday, May 27, 2019

GCK announce 5th driver for the 2019 FIA World Rallycross Championship

FIA World Rallycross Championship team GC KOMPETITION (GCK), founded by French athlete Guerlain Chicherit, proudly announces long-term agreement with Rokas Baciuska, the 19-year old Lithuanian driver. Baciuska will join the GCK squad from WRX Norway and will drive the third GCK Renault Megane R.S. RX.

GCK entered the 2019 season with two GCK Megane R.S. RX driven by Swede Anton Marklund and Guerlain Chicherit as well as the newly launched GCK Academy, featuring a 2019 evolution of the successful GCK Renault Clio R.S. RX driven by Belgian Guillaume de Ridder and Frenchman 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.

Guerlain Chicherit commented: "We're super happy to have such a talented young driver join our GCK squad. 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."

Rokas Baciuska commented: "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. 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."

Source: GCK