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CO-DRIVING THE WORLD SINCE 2004

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I'm Nicolas Gilsoul, from Belgium, succesfully co-driving the WRC stages at great pace with Thierry Neuville. Enjoy the visit!

ONCE UPON

A TIME...

how it all

BEGAN

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Everyone enjoys a good love story, right? For Nicolas Gilsoul, his path into rallying was set before he was even born. (by Becs Williams)

Thanks, Stig!

It all began with a glance, a look between two people which would start the career of one of the WRC’s professional co-drivers. His parents met at a rally and there began the story which would see a young man who was passionate about his sport, pursue and ultimately achieve accolades at the highest echelon of the sport, the FIA World Rally Championship.   It was 1975 when his father went to spectate at Boules de spa, watching with awe as ‘The Stig’ (Stig Blomqvist, who went onto to become the 1984 WRC champion), blasted through the stages. But it wasn’t just Stig that caught his attention, Collette was also spectating and it was along the special stage at Awan-Aywaille where they met. The relationship resulted in marriage in 1979 and bouncing baby Nicolas Gilsoul followed in 1982. With such an auspicious start it was only natural that Nico would follow the rally path…

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Childhood and rallying

Nico’s dad was part of the local motorsport association, Ecurie Le Sanglier and was highly active in organising events and was passionate about the sport of rally. He dedicated much of his time and was well known and respected for the work he did. Whilst growing up Nico attended many events with his father and eventually began to work alongside him. Although his father loved rallying, his motivation was never to be within the car, he didn’t compete as a driver, which Nico couldn’t quite grasp…

He began spectating with his father at first before beginning to help him in his work organising events. At twelve years old he began to compete on road rallies which were 60 kilometres in length, learning how to read road books; tulips and maps. The passion for his future would start here, there seems to be no question on which side of the car Nico wanted to be seated.

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The party goes on and on!

The rallies keep coming and so are the great results! It really is super motivating to see that our hard work (and Hyundai’s) is bearing fruits. Portugal… aaaah, Portugal! I’m not going to lie to you, this rally never really worked out well for us. It’...

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Every victory is unique: there’s the first one, the most emotional; there are the crushing ones, the lucky ones, … and then there are the victories in suspense, the ones on which you refuse to give up, the ones you know you can get even though nobody else...

10,000 corners… and a victory!

It. Is. Amazing! There it is, we scored our first victory of the season, after a perfect race. Rally Corsica is one of a kind… Breathtaking landscapes, abrasive tarmac, bumpy roads, corners, corners, and corners again… a race made for the new WRC 2017. It...

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Here are a few pictures of our adventures on the rallyes throughout the world. Don't hesitate to follow me on Instagram for more photos!
2017 FIA World Rally Championship
Round 03, Rally Mexico
08-12 March 2017
Thierry Neuville, Nicolas Gilsoul, Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC

Photographer: Austral
Worldwide copyright: Hyundai Motorsport GmbH
2017 FIA World Rally Championship
Round 02, Rally Sweden
09-12 February 2017, 
Thierry Neuville, Nicolas Gilsoul, Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC, 
Photographer: RaceEmotion, 
Worldwide copyright: Hyundai Motorsport GmbH
2017 FIA World Rally Championship
Round 01, Rallye Monte-Carlo
16-22 January 2017
Thierry Neuville, Nicolas Gilsoul, Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC

Photographer: Sarah Vessely
Worldwide copyright: Hyundai Motorsport GmbH
2016 FIA World Rally Championship / Round 14 / Rally Australia / November 17-20, 2016 // Worldwide Copyright: Hyundai Motorsport
2016 FIA World Rally Championship / Round 14 / Rally Australia / November 17-20, 2016 // Worldwide Copyright: Hyundai Motorsport
2016 FIA World Rally Championship / Round 12 / RallyRACC Catalunya - Rally de Espagna 2016 / October 13 - 16, 2016 // Worldwide Copyright: Hyundai Motorsport
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