Guerlain Chicherit’s France-based outfit, GCK Motorsport, has announced its 2022 motorsport plans. In addition to a return to cross-country racing, it will enter the World Rallycross Championship with an electric car. However, the entry comes with a twist: rather than using a contemporary base car, it will instead retrofit a classic Lancia Delta Integrale, to be called the Evo-e. Part of a 14-car grid, GCK Motorsport will of course use the spec Kreisel electric drivetrain.
“I’m super excited for us to be returning to the FIA World Rallycross Championship under its new electric banner,” commented Chicherit. “The race format suits itself to deliver one of the most exciting racing spectacles in electric cars launched so far. It’ll be a busy year for GCK Motorsport, with our commitment to not only WRX but also the FIA Cross-Country World Championship, which the Dakar Rally will be the pinnacle of. A return to racing cross-country after so many years will be tough but I’m ready and looking forward to taking on this challenge with my team. Motorsport is going through a significant change at the moment with the impact felt across industries – playing our part in developing some of this change is what has us all motivated every day.”
Not only will GCK Motorsport be back in the WRX for 2022, but GCK Energy will also return to power the grid, following a successful first season delivering green energy to the Championship’s support class, RX2e. Using a combination of solar energy and power collected from green energy networks ahead of race weekends, GCK Energy will supply electricity to recharge the batteries of all cars between races from its custom charging containers.