Thierry Neuville and Nicolas Gilsoul have parted ways just three days before Monte Carlo Rally recce begins.
Neuville and Gilsoul worked with each other since 2011. During testing this week, Gilsoul sat next to Neuville. According to French website Rallye-Sport.fr, the were no signs that Neuville and Gilsoul would part ways.
Martijn Wydaeghe will be Neuville’s new co-driver. With Monte Carlo Rally shakedown cancelled, Neuville and Wydaeghe will start SS1 without driving a single kilometre together.
Neuville said on social media:
“I want to thank Nicolas [Gilsoul] for the ten years we spent together and for the great memories.”
Neuville and Gilsoul won 13 WRC rallies together and became runner-up in the championship five times.
Gilsoul reacts: “His choice”
Nicolas Gilsoul has reacted just over an hour after Thierry Neuville announced the news. The co-driver said it’s Neuville’s choice to part ways by saying: “That’s his choice. We lived together wonderful adventures. We will live some more again, unfortunately everyone from our side.”
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