Chênée, BE


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35 years old

It all began with a glance, a look between two people which would start the career of one of the WRC’s professional co-drivers. His parents met at a rally and there began the story which would see a young man who was passionate about his sport, pursue and ultimately achieve accolades at the highest echelon of the sport, the FIA World Rally Championship.   It was 1975 when his father went to spectate at Boules de spa, watching with awe as ‘The Stig’ (Stig Blomqvist, who went onto to become the 1984 WRC champion), blasted through the stages. But it wasn’t just Stig that caught his attention, Collette was also spectating and it was along the special stage at Awan-Aywaille where they met. The relationship resulted in marriage in 1979 and bouncing baby Nicolas Gilsoul followed in 1982. With such an auspicious start it was only natural that Nico would follow the rally path…


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RALLY SWEDEN - The big jump of Thierry Neuville and Nicolas Gilsoul

Thierry Neuville and Nicolas Gilsoul broke the world record for the longest jump, with 44m, during the Sweden rally.

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