Anton Marklund will campaign GC Kompetition’s Renault Megane R.S. RX in the 2020 World Rallycross season in a third entry for the French squad.
While Guerlain Chicherit and Rokas Baciuška will run upgraded Renault Clio R.S. RXs this season, Marklund will continue in the Prodrive-built Megane that the team has run for the last two seasons.
“I just can’t wait to get started,” said Marklund.
“Together with [primary sponsor] 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 developments with car 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.”
Marklund’s entry will be under the GCK Bilstein banner, reflecting the team and driver’s continued relationship with ThyssenKrupp’s damper manufacturing company – which has high hopes for its third season with Marklund.
“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,” said Martin Flick, Bilstein’s head of motorsport.
“After a year of ongoing development, I am sure that the GCK Bilstein team has set the course for maximum competitiveness.
“We are proud and happy to work with the very best in the world on this fantastic story.”
Marklund took GCK’s best result to-date last season with a second-place finish at the team’s home event at Loheac.
He also finished third at Silverstone and won on the road at Hell in Norway before later being disqualified for a technical infringement.
“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,” said team boss Chicherit.
“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.”