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Nicolas Gilsoul

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Career Summary

Info

Nationality:  BEL
Date of Birth: 05.02.1982
Age: 32
First Rally: 2007, Monte Carlo
Rally Wins: 1

Season 2014

Classification: WRC
Car No: 7
Team: Hyundai Shell World Rally Team
Driver: Thierry Neuville
Points: 105
Standing: 6
Rally Wins: 1
Retirements: 0
Podiums: 4

Career details

Tipped by many as a future world champion, Nicolas Gilsoul started his co-driving career on home ground, tackling a variety of Belgian national events from 2000.

He stepped-up to the international stage in 2003 when he paired with fellow Belgian Bruno Thiry for a FIA European Rally Championship (ERC) campaign, finishing third overall.

More European events with Thierry followed until 2010, including his WRC debut at Rallye Monte-Carlo in 2007.

In 2011 he began a new partnership with Thierry Neuville. Two wins in that year’s Intercontinental Rally Challenge (IRC) earned them a season at the Citroën Junior World Rally Team in 2012, the highlight of which was fourth place at Rallye de France.

Gilsoul followed Neuville to the Qatar M-Sport World Rally Team in 2013 and the pair had their most successful season to date. Four consecutive second places and the runner-up spot in the Drivers’ and Co- drivers’ championships ensured they were top of the list when the fledgling Hyundai squad was looking for its 2014 team leaders.

Rally Classification Driver Car Rank Points
Rallye Monte Carlo WRC Thierry Neuville 42. 0
Rally Sweden WRC Thierry Neuville 28. 0
Rally Guanajuato Mexico WRC Thierry Neuville 3. 15
Vodafone Rally de Portugal WRC Thierry Neuville 7. 6
Rally Argentina WRC Thierry Neuville 5. 10
Rally Italia Sardegna WRC Thierry Neuville 16. 0
LOTOS 71st Rally Poland WRC Thierry Neuville 3. 15
Neste Oil Rally Finland WRC Thierry Neuville 56. 0
ADAC Rallye Deutschland WRC Thierry Neuville 1. 25+2
Coates Hire Rally Australia WRC Thierry Neuville 7. 6
Rallye de France-Alsace WRC Thierry Neuville 8. 4
RallyRACC-Rally de Espana WRC Thierry Neuville 6. 8
Wales Rally GB WRC Thierry Neuville 4. 12+2

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