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Quentin Gilbert

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Nationality:  FRA
Date of Birth: 29.05.1989
Age: 28
First Rally: 2012, France
Website: www.quentin-gilbert.com

Season 2017

Classification: WRC2
Car No: 35
Car: Ford Fiesta R5
Team: Quentin Gilbert
Co-driver: Renaud Jamoul
Points: 55
Standing: 7
Rally Wins: 0
Retirements: 0
Podiums: 0

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Quentin Gilbert has made a rapid ascent of rallying’s hierarchy since his career began in 2008, aged 19, at the wheel of a Renault Clio RS.

In 2009 he won the Rallye Jeunes competition for rising young stars organised by the French Motor Sports Federation.

He stepped up to Peugeot’s Volant 207 series in the French gravel and asphalt championships in 2010 and the following season came close to winning the French Junior Championship in a Renault Twingo R1. He won two of the six rounds, but lost the title with gearbox issues in the final round.

Gilbert was named rookie of the Year by Echappement magazine and in 2012 won the Citroën Racing Trophy title in a DS3 R3T.

In 2013 Gilbert was third in the WRC 3 category and second in the Citroën Top Driver competition.

His progression through the ranks continued in 2014 with a dual programme in WRC 2 and the Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy. He won WRC 2 at Rallye de France-Alsace and finished third in the Fiesta series.

But it was 2015 when Gilbert really hit the big time. He took five wins from seven starts in the Citroën-backed Junior WRC to secure the title with a round to spare and also claimed the WRC 3 crown.

His prize was a fully funded season in WRC 2 in a Citroën DS 3 R5. The year began well with third in Monte-Carlo, but mechanical problems offset his pace and the campaign proved disappointing. For 2017 Gilbert has switched to a Ford Fiesta R5.

In 2009 he won the Rallye Jeunes competition for rising young stars organised by the French Motor Sports Federation.

He stepped up to Peugeot’s Volant 207 series in the French gravel and asphalt championships in 2010 and the following season came close to winning the French Junior Championship in a Renault Twingo R1. He won two of the six rounds, but lost the title with gearbox issues in the final round.

Gilbert was named rookie of the Year by Echappement magazine and in 2012 won the Citroën Racing Trophy title in a DS3 R3T.

In 2013 Gilbert was third in the WRC 3 category and second in the Citroën Top Driver competition.

His progression through the ranks continued in 2014 with a dual programme in WRC 2 and the Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy. He won WRC 2 at Rallye de France-Alsace and finished third in the Fiesta series.

But it was 2015 when Gilbert really hit the big time. He took five wins from seven starts in the Citroën-backed Junior WRC to secure the title with a round to spare and also claimed the WRC 3 crown.

His prize was a fully funded season in WRC 2 in a Citroën DS 3 R5. The year began well with third in Monte-Carlo, but mechanical problems offset his pace and the campaign proved disappointing. For 2017 Gilbert has switched to a Ford Fiesta R5.

Rally Classification Co-driver Rank Points
Rallye Monte-Carlo WRC2 Renaud Jamoul 13. 10
Vodafone Rally de Portugal WRC2 Renaud Jamoul 46. 0
ORLEN 74th Rally Poland WRC2 Renaud Jamoul 15. 15
Neste Rally Finland WRC2 Renaud Jamoul 14. 18
ADAC Rallye Deutschland WRC2 Renaud Jamoul 13. 12

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