Guy Wilks

Guy Wilks ( born January 22, 1981 in Darlington ) is a British rally driver.

  • 2.1 Title
  • 2.2 WRC results
  • 2.3 IRC results


Beginnings as Ford privateer

Guy Wilks began his career as a rally driver in 2000 with a Ford Ka and became a British Ford -Ka- junior champion. In 2001 he won the British Ford Puma 1400 Championship. In Rally Sweden 2002, he was with a Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI made ​​his debut in the World Rally Championship. He then took a Ford Puma S1600 at the British Rally Championship and arrived the fifth championship course in the overall standings and third place in the ranking for vehicles of category Super 1600th In the 2003 season, he raced regularly with his Ford Puma S1600 at WRC- runs, finishing in seventh place in the Rally world Youth Championship. His co-driver was already starting this season Phil Pugh, with the Wilks in the years to permanently formed a team.

JWRC with Suzuki

When the initial success had set, the Suzuki factory team became aware of Wilks and set him for the 2004 season under contract. He received a Suzuki Ignis S1600 and thus denied the full season in the World Junior Championship, which was held as part of the WRC. At the rally Greece he reached his first JWRC victory, on the still followed by a second win of the season in the Rally of Great Britain. The Junior World Championship, he finished a close second to third place. He also was charged with six class wins British Rally Champion for Super 1600 cars. 2005 Wilks reached a JWRC victory in the Rally of Mexico. After the season's mid- Suzuki presented him with the Suzuki Swift S1600 a new vehicle. At the end of the season he took second place in the championship JWRC. 2006 Wilks won the JWRC rating Rally Argentina Rally Finland and reached the fourth place overall in the Junior World Championships.

British championship and WRC guest starts

After the 2006 season left Wilks Suzuki and joined the works team of the UK Mitsubishi importer. With a Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX Group N 2007 he won five rallies in the British Championships and was British Rally Champion. Sponsorship of Mobil 1 enabled Wilks also the rise within the WRC on a World Rally Car, a Ford Focus RS WRC 05 of the team Ramsport. With this vehicle, he denied individual WRC rallies, but missed scoring points with two ninth places in Greece and Finland twice scarce. He finally reached end of the season at the Rally Ireland with a privately-entered Subaru Impreza S11 WRC in sixth place and achieved his first World Cup points. The final Rally Great Britain, he drove the Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX and reached the PWRC class win. 2008 Wilks won with the Lancer Evo IX three rallies in the British Championship and he was able to defend the title. With this vehicle, he came again at the Rally Great Britain in the WRC for use. Individual rallies he contested this year with a Honda Civic Type R R3 JAS Motorsport.

Intercontinental Rally Challenge

For the 2009 season Wilks was planning to buy the Subaru works team and to contest the World Rally Championship with a Subaru Impreza WRC. Since Subaru withdrew before the season of the WRC, this plan failed, however. Wilks then took a seat in the newly formed proton factory team and launched Satria Neo S2000 with a proton in the British Rally Championship. From the fifth round of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge 2009, the Belgium Ypres Rally, Wilks competed in the IRC in the proton. Because of disagreements he separated from the Proton factory team but before the season finale of the IRC Rally Scotland. This, he played instead in the Škoda Fabia S2000, Škoda UK. Since Kris Meeke, the fastest driver of the rally was disqualified, Wilks moved according to the first place and so won his first IRC Rally. In the Drivers' Championship, he finished the season in seventh place.

2010 Wilks was hired by Skoda UK for the entire season of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge. The season began successfully with three podium finishes from the first four rallies. His chance at the title but were zunichtegemacht of a serious accident at the Rally Sardinia, in which he had inflicted vertebral fractures. Wilks therefore had to pause at three rallies and did not return until the ninth round of the season back in the IRC. At the end of the season, he finished sixth championship course.

Before the 2011 season, Wilks accepted an offer from Peugeot UK, as it may participate in Peugeot also in development work. Since then, he goes with a Peugeot 207 S2000 at the start, which is prepared by Kronos Racing. The season began with third place at the Rallye Monte Carlo 2011.



  • British Rally Championship: 2007, 2008

WRC results

IRC results