|Date of Birth:||05.02.1982|
|First Rally:||2007, Monte Carlo|
|Car:||Hyundai i20 WRC|
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. In comparison the following season was a disappointment - with just one podium - and in 2016, armed with the all-new i20 World Rally Car, the pair will be keen to get things back on track.
|Rallye Monte-Carlo||WRC||Thierry Neuville||3.||15|
|Rally Sweden||WRC||Thierry Neuville||14.||0|
|Rally Guanajuato México||WRC||Thierry Neuville||25.||0|
|YPF Rally Argentina||WRC||Thierry Neuville||6.||8|
|Vodafone Rally de Portugal||WRC||Thierry Neuville||29.||0|
|Rally Italia Sardegna||WRC||Thierry Neuville||1.||25|
|73rd PZM Rally Poland||WRC||Thierry Neuville||4.||12+1|
|Neste Rally Finland||WRC||Thierry Neuville||4.||12+3|
|ADAC Rallye Deutschland||WRC||Thierry Neuville||3.||15+3|
|Che Guevara Energy Drink Tour de Corse||WRC||Thierry Neuville||2.||18|
|RallyRACC Catalunya - Rally de España||WRC||Thierry Neuville||3.||15|
|Dayinsure Wales Rally GB||WRC||Thierry Neuville||3.||15+1|
|Kennards Hire Rally Australia||WRC||Thierry Neuville||3.||15+2|
|2016||WRC||13||1||1||5||Hyundai i20 WRC||160||2.|
|2015||WRC||13||0||1||1||Hyundai i20 WRC||90||6.|
|2014||WRC||13||1||0||2||Hyundai i20 WRC||105||6.|
|2013||WRC||13||0||2||3||Ford Fiesta RS WRC||176||2.|