Loubet splits with co-driver Gilsoul ahead of Central European Rally

Loubet splits with co-driver Gilsoul ahead of Central European Rally

Pierre-Louis Loubet has parted ways with Nicolas Gilsoul with immediate effect, just under two weeks ahead of the next WRC round at the new Central European Rally.

Loubet and Gilsoul started working together this season as Loubet’s former co-driver, Vincent Landais, became S√©bastien Ogier’s new co-driver for the eight-time champion’s part-time campaign.

Gilsoul gained a wealth of experience in the WRC reading the pace notes for Thierry Neuville, winning 13 WRC rallies and becoming runner-up in the WRC five times. Their partnership ended a week before the start of the 2021 WRC season.

Loubet and Gilsoul scored their best result together at Rally Sweden and Rally Estonia, where they finished in P6. They are currently both in P11 in the drivers’ and co-driver’s championship respectively.

Translated from French, Loubet posted on social media: “Our paths parted sooner than expected, despite our shared determination to make a success of our collaboration.

The experience you have given me in my first full season in the WRC will be invaluable in the years to come.

I wish you all the best for the future Nicolas Gilsoul.”

It is yet to be announced who will replace Gilsoul for the Central European Rally on October 26-29.

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