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Nicolas Gilsoul

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Career Summary


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: 83
Standing: 5
Rally Wins: 1
Retirements: 0
Podiums: 3

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.



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