Quentin Gilbert continues the tradition

Junior WRC champion after his success on the roads of the Tour de Corse, Quentin Gilbert joins Sébastien Loeb and Sébastien Ogier on the list of winners.

Published on 05/10/2015 à 17:35

Pierre Tassel

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Quentin Gilbert continues the tradition

With four victories in five events contested, in Monte-Carlo, Portugal, Finland and therefore in Corsica, Quentin Gilbert flew over the Junior WRC 2015. The driver of the Citroën DS3 R3 of Team DG Sport made it a point of honor to be crowned in the French event on the 2015 calendar, after dominating his compatriots Terry Golb and Yohan Rossel.

“I am very happy to win in Corsica and to secure the title when my rally national. We were rather careful at the start, because the conditions were really difficult. In the dry, we were able to attack more on Saturday afternoon.

On Sunday, we especially had to manage our lead. I am happy to share this success with my co-driver Renaud Jamoul and my team. We had an exceptional season and I can't wait for next year! » admits the former winner of the Youth Rally operation.

After joining his predecessors Sébastien on the Junior WRC list Loeb (crowned in 2001), Brice Tirabassi (2003), Sébastien Ogier (2008) and having succeeded Stéphane Lefebvre, titled last year, Quentin Gilbert will head to WRC-2 in 2016, with a program in DS3 R5, Citroën's weapon against the Ford Fiesta, Peugeot 208 T16, or other Skoda Fabia.

Enough to return to a category where the 26-year-old Vosges native distinguished himself in 2014, notably with success at the Rallye de France-Alsace, in a Ford Fiesta R5.

Find the full report of the Tour de Corse, produced by our special correspondents on the Isle of Beauty, in issue 2032 of AUTOhebdo, available this evening in digital version, and from this Wednesday on newsstands.

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