Monster Energy athlete Guerlain Chicherit and world leading motorsport and technology business, Prodrive, proudly announce the start of their partnership to develop an all-new rallycross car for the 2018 FIA World Rallycross Championship (World RX).

Frenchman Chicherit, former Free Skiing World Champion, FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup winner, Dakar driver and World Record-breaking stunt driver, has made no secret of his passion for racing in World Rallycross, and whilst entering select races in 2015 and 2016 decided to build his own team, GCK, to enter the 2018 season.

The new Supercar WRX will be based on the Renault Mégane IV and will be designed from the ground up by the British motorsport specialist to the latest World RX regulations.

Prodrive will design the entire car at its headquarters in Banbury, UK, including developing a bespoke two-litre turbocharged engine.

The new Renault Mégane RX will be unveiled at the 2017 World Rallycross round in Lohéac, France, on 1st September 2017.

Chicherit will continue to use the 2017 season to enter select rounds and begin testing of the Mégane RX in autumn 2017, ready for the 2018 season start.