Grosset-Janin and GC Kompetition part ways

by Phil Kinch

GC Kompetition and Jérôme Grosset-Janin both released statements on Sunday evening confirming that both parties have parted ways with immediate effect.

Grosset-Janin announced the news first through his Social Media channels confirming that he would not completing the rest of the 2018 FIA World Rallycross Championship with the team.

Jerome Grosset-Janin will not compete for GC Kompetition for the rest of the 2018 World RX season. Credit: IMG / FIA World RX

The Statement he released confirmed that he would not be a part of the remaining rounds in World RX.

“Despite putting endless hard work in over the past years to prepare myself to be at the level of a professional World Rallycross driver, I inform you that there are certain conditions that make it no longer possible for me to finish the second half of the season serenly.”

The French driver, who was runner up in the FIA European Rallycross Championship for both 2015 and 2016, secured the teams first ever podium at the 2018 World RX of Sweden. However he has revealed that he will confirm his future rallycross plans in due course.

GC Kompetition later released a statement confirming the parting of ways with Grosset-Janin.

GC Kompetition will announce their replacement driver for Loheac on Monday. Credit: IMG / FIA World RX

“GC Kompetition have today announced that they have ended their relationship with French driver, Jérôme Grosset-Janin, with immediate effect. An announcement will follow regarding the replacement driver joining GC Kompetition at round 8 of the 2018 FIA World Rallycross Championship in Lohéac, France.”

“We would like to thank Jérôme for his contribution to the GC Kompetition Rallycross programme and his passion for driving the Mégane R.S. RX, however, unfortunately we’ve had to make a decision as a team to discontinue our work with Jérôme,” GC Kompetition Team Manager, Karl O’Sullivan confirmed.

“We wish him all the very best in his future racing career.”

The team confirmed that they would announce the replacement driver at 9am on Monday.

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