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GCK Unkorrupted Used Latvia as a “Test to Gather Data”

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GCK Unkorrupted used the World RX of Latvia as a test event to gather comparable data to analyse and improve the car for the next events in the FIA World Rallycross Championship.

Round six was a tough day for the team with Guerlain Chicherit‘s twelfth in Q2 the highlight of the day. Chicherit admitted it was a difficult weekend, knowing that he could not race as hard as he wants to.

He said: “As an athlete, for sure it’s tough to turn up when you’re not fighting for the top but motorsport is not easy, and it was important to get this weekend’s runs to gather enough information and test the changes made ahead of our pre-Barcelona testing.

I’m really grateful to the mechanics and the rest of the team, they just keep pushing on despite frustrations as we try to learn as much as possible in what is an incredibly short, hectic season this year. I’m really happy to see the work I’ve put in over the off-season on my own driving style come through as we can see it’s got much cleaner.

Now I hope we make some progress ahead of Barcelona to see it come together.”

Rokas Baciuska meanwhile managed a best result of fourteenth in the opening qualifying session, before a broken front left steering arm following contact at the start of Q2 forced the Lithuanian to retire which ended any chance he had of making the semi-finals.

Baciuska added: “A weekend like this is hard because I want to race to win but we knew it was going to be a data-finding exercise and need to focus on the changes we can make and the improvements we can find.”

GCK Unkorrupted plan to integrate the data they have collected in Latvia into a test programme planned prior to the next round in Spain on 17-18 October.

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