ANTON AND BILSTEIN ARE BACK
WITH GCK IN 2020
GC KOMPETITION are thrilled to announce their return to the 2020 FIA World Rallycross Championship with Anton Marklund at the helm of 'GCK Bilstein', with sole focus on challenging the Drivers’ World Title. Further cementing the relationship between GCK, German suspension specialists Bilstein, and Swedish driver Anton Marklund, now in its 2nd and 3rd year respectively, GCK Bilstein will build on the last couple of years of dedicated development of the GCK Mégane R.S. RX to fight for the title.
Starting with GCK back in the second half of 2018, Anton showed his trust in the team by committing to be a key part in the development of the GCK Mégane R.S. RX, helping to turn it into the beast it is today. Following additional work on the car over winter, including development on the engine and a new evolution of the Bilstein dampers, Anton is perfectly set to battle at the top of the timesheets in 2020.
After taking GC KOMPETITION’s best ever result with 2nd at Loheac RX last year, Marklund is excited to be back in the Mégane R.S. RX in 2020 and is raring to get going in Barcelona next month (18-19 April).
“I just can’t wait to get started. Together with Bilstein we made great progress last year and showed really good speed, and with the extra time and better preparations over this winter we are ready to start 2020 with a bang."
"Being able to build on the real developments with the Mégane R.S. RX. from last year, and the existing relationships I have with the team and technical partners, allows us to start the season strongly. I want to say thanks to Bilstein for all the support they’ve given me and the team so far and for committing to us even more this year – together we push to be the best and it’s the kind of partnership we need to be successful.”
The existing relationship between Marklund, GCK and Bilstein has resulted in tremendous improvement and development of the Megane R.S. RX so far, and 2020 promises to be the best year yet. Martin Flick, Head of Motorsport at Bilstein, is very excited about Bilstein’s growing partnership with GCK:
“At a Bilstein Company meeting last year, I made the claim that we would be the World RX Champions with the GCK team in 2020. After a year of ongoing development, I am very sure that the GCK Bilstein team has set the course for the necessary maximum competitiveness. We are very proud and happy to work with the very best in the world on this fantastic story.”
GCK team owner Guerlain Chicherit is looking forward to building upon the strong relationship between his squad and Bilstein and is excited to have Anton driving for GCK Bilstein:
“I’m stoked to have Anton with us again in 2020 – he brought GCK our best ever result last season and has shown great trust in us from the start. He’ll build on last year and be even stronger this year, and, together with Bilstein, will be sure to put down a super successful 2020!”