Guillaume De Ridder
After promising beginnings in karting and rallying, Guillaume started rallycross in 2017 racing the RX2 World Championship and SRX Cup, part of the Belgian Rallycross Championship.
Guillaume showed himself to be a fast learner and was soon noticed because of his remarkable speed. He finished third in RX2, with 3 podiums, proof of his enormous potential, and second in the SRX Cup. He won the title of Rookie of the year in RX2 as well as for the RACB (Belgian motorsport federation, for all racing categories).
2018 saw Guillaume successfully continuing rallycross, becoming RallyX Nordic champion in the Supercar Lites category and World Champion runner up in RX2, driving for Olsbergs-MSE.
2018: Vice-world champion RX2
Champion RallyX Nordic in Supercar Lites
2017: Third place in the RX2 World Championship
Second place in the SRX Cup
Rookie of the year RX2
Rookie of the year RACB
2016: Finalist of the contest « volant RACB National Team Rallye »
2014: 1st in the Belgium Championship Groupe N
2013: 7th in the Belgium Championship Junior
Finalist of the contest « volant RACB National Team Rallye »
Participated in the coaching program «Future Stars»
2011: Vice-champion France KF2
2010: Champion in the Belgium Championship KF2, champion in the Benelux
Championship KF2 and 5th in the European Championship KF2
2009: 3d in the Belgium Championship KF2 and 3d in the French
2008: vice-champion in the French Championship KF3 and 2d in the contest
“Volant RACB National Team Circuit F4”
This is what Guillaume says about his career so far :
“I have an atypical profile as a driver because I have always combined both studying and
racing since I was a child. I first started my racing career in go-karting at the age of 10 and
moved up through the ranks to finally compete in the world championship for a few years,
winning some national and international titles. At that time, I made multiple tests in single
seater (F4 and FR2.0), with promising results, but unfortunately I never financially managed to step up and follow that path.
Then I switched to rally when I was 20, and won the Belgian Group N category in 2014.
But I missed close battle, overtaking, side by side action, racing strategy,…. So in 2017, I decided to get involved in rallycross because it was the perfect mix/synthesis of track racing and rally. I raced the RX2 Series and finished 3rd of the championship in my first year (with 3 podiums), being elected both RX2 and RACB (Belgian motorsport federation) “Rookie of the year”.
In 2018, I was crowned RallyX Nordic champion and fought until the very last race for the
World championship title in RX2, finally ending up vice-champion despite 3 technical DNF
over 7 races (with 2 wins and 4 podiums).”
Hobbies: Guillaume loves sports in general and tries to work out as much as possible by doing (mainly) crossfit, running, squash and badminton (that he played for 7 years in a club). He’s a big skiing fan too and has had the opportunity to practice this sport in the Alps at least once a year since the age of 4.
2019 will definitely be a learning year as Guillaume will discover how to drive a supercar as well as a few new tracks. His expectations for this season are to improve as much as possible in order to be ready to fight at the front in 2020.
Guillaume is really happy to be alongside Cyril Raymond this season because they have
known each other for a long time now and he’s sure they will work really well together. Cyril is a really good and talented driver who showed an impressive pace in Supercar last year so Guillaume considers it is a chance for him to rely on this experience and that it will certainly help him to improve even quicker. The icing on the cake is that Guillaume is working for Renault (F1) and he will drive on a Clio so the Renault “diamond” won’t leave him anymore and will be with him 24/7.