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Nicolas Gilsoul

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Career Summary

Info

Nationality:  BEL
Date of Birth: 05.02.1982
Age: 33
First Rally: 2007, Monte Carlo
Rally Wins: 1

Season 2015

Classification: WRC
Car No: 7
Team: Hyundai Motorsport
Driver: Thierry Neuville
Points: 90
Standing: 6
Rally Wins: 0
Retirements: 0
Podiums: 2

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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 followed with a variety of Belgian drivers 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.

A maiden podium in Mexico with the Korean manufacturer’s i20 WRC was followed by a first victory later in the season in Germany.

Rally Classification Driver Rank Points
Rallye Monte Carlo WRC Thierry Neuville 5. 10
Rally Sweden WRC Thierry Neuville 2. 18+2
Rally Guanajuato México WRC Thierry Neuville 8. 4+1
Xion Rally Argentina WRC Thierry Neuville 28. 0
Vodafone Rally de Portugal WRC Thierry Neuville 39. 0
Rally Italia Sardegna WRC Thierry Neuville 3. 15
LOTOS 72nd Rally Poland WRC Thierry Neuville 6. 8
Neste Oil Rally Finland WRC Thierry Neuville 4. 12
ADAC Rallye Deutschland WRC Thierry Neuville 5. 10
Coates Hire Rally Australia WRC Thierry Neuville 7. 6
Tour de Corse Rallye de France WRC Thierry Neuville 23. 0
RallyRACC Catalunya-Costa Daurada WRC Thierry Neuville 8. 4
Wales Rally GB WRC Thierry Neuville 61. 0

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