Guerlain Chicherit
Guerlain Chicherit is a French
The French Republic , The French Republic , The French Republic , (commonly known as France , is a unitary semi-presidential republic in Western Europe with several overseas territories and islands located on other continents and in the Indian, Pacific, and Atlantic oceans. Metropolitan France...

 rally driver and a professional skier, four times world champion in freeriding
Freeriding is a discipline of snowboarding.The term "Freeriding" was coined when early snowboarders chose to break away from what they considered to be the restrictive confines of traditional ski culture and competition. The original concept of freeriding was that there was no set course, goals or...

 (1999, 2002, 2006 and 2007).


He made his debut in the French Rally Cup, driving a Citroën Saxo
Citroën Saxo
The Citroën Saxo is a supermini produced by the French manufacturer Citroën from 1996 to 2003. It was also sold in Japan as the Citroën Chanson. It shares many engine and body parts with the Peugeot 106 , the major difference being interiors and body panels...

, and after the successes on 2003, he became an official Citroën driver. On 2006, after winning the 2005 Dakar Challenge, he attended for his first Dakar, driving a BMW X3
The BMW X3 is a compact crossover SUV marketed by the German automaker BMW, based on the BMW 3-Series automobile platform, and now in its second generation. BMW designed the X3 in conjunction with Magna Steyr of Graz, Austria — who manufactured all X3s under contract to BMW for the first...

, winning a stage and finishing 9th on final classification.

In the 2009 Dakar Rally
2009 Dakar Rally
The 2009 Dakar Rally was the 30th running of the Dakar Rally. In addition to motorcycle, automobile, and truck categories, a separate quad class was added for the first time. The race began on January 3, 2009, and took place across Argentina and Chile...

 he suffered an accident while fighting the general classification, and only could finished 9th.
Later that year, after achieving a great results series, including 3rd place on Tunisia Rally, and winnings on Rally Transibérico and UAE Desert Challenge, he won the FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup
FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup
The FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup s a rally raid series organised by the FIA, culminating with a champion driver.-Champions:...

, forming team with codriver Tina Thörner.

In the 2010 Dakar Rally
2010 Dakar Rally
The 2010 Dakar Rally was the 31st running of the event. It was held in South America for the second successive time, and ran from 1 to 16 January...

, Chicherit was able to get a stage win and finish 5th on the final classification.

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