With their fourth win of the season – in Rally Australia, Thierry Neuville and Nicolas Gilsoul confirmed their status as the most victorious crew of 2017. Despite not winning the drivers’ title, the Belgians emerged as a genuine threat at most events and completed a competitive season in style.
“This is a very special victory, and I dedicate it to the whole team. They have been working hard all season long. It hasn’t always been easy but they have never given up, so it’s a big thank you on a job well done by everyone – not only those at the rallies but everyone at the factory”, Neuville said.
“We obviously missed out on the championship, but we secured second place and it gives us a massive motivation for next season. It was a tricky final day [in Australia] and we didn’t want to take too many risks, so to take our fourth win of the year is fantastic. It’s really the ideal way to end the season. Now, we can enjoy this moment before turning our attention to next year.”
Live from the #WRC Gala! Very proud to be the best performer of the year with with 56 stages wins during 2017 season! #TN #NG pic.twitter.com/hb5ogiC0rY
— Thierry Neuville (@thierryneuville) November 20, 2017
With their fourth win of the season, Thierry Neuville and Nicolas Gilsoul confirmed their status as the most victorious crew of 2017
Gilsoul was happy that he could work during the last rally of the season with his voice back.
“It was really difficult in Great Britain to tell the notes and here we are all the time up and down, twisty, it’s quick and over the bumps… But I enjoy it a lot to work again with the full package and I’m very happy with our win. We showed the pace of the car and our pace was fantastic. I enjoyed it a lot and already I am looking forward”, he said.
“It’s incredibly enjoyable [to compete] in this car. It’s difficult to describe, but it’s like a drug. When you are two or three weeks without being in the car, something is missing. Winter is coming and this is a difficult period. It’s insane from inside how are these cars. I like my job.”
Happy boy? ?#Victory #RallyAustralia pic.twitter.com/yBEeRb82Ve
— Thierry Neuville (@thierryneuville) November 19, 2017