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Podiums & Achievements 2018
3rd Overall ERC2 Gran Canaria Rally ( Subaru STI WRX )

Podiums & Achievements 2017
2nd Overall MERC Rally Of Lebanon ( Skoda R5 )
3rd Overall ERC2 Gran Canaria Rally ( Mitsu Evo 9 )

Podiums & Achievements 2015 ( Ford Fiesta RRC
2nd Overall Cedars' Rally

Podiums & Achievements 2013 - Vice Champion
4th Overall Rally Of Lebanon / ( Ford Fiesta R5 - Motortune Racing )
3rd Overall Cedars Rally / Mini Cooper RRC– TokSport
3rd Overall Summer Rally / Mini Cooper RRC– TokSport
2nd Overall Spring Rally / Mini Cooper RRC– TokSport

Podiums & Achievements 2012 ( Mitsubishi Lancer EVO X – TGRS )
3rd Overall Spring Rally – 1st Group N
3rd Overall Summer Rally – 2nd Group N
4th Overall Cedars Rally – 3rd Group N
Winner Lebanese Group N Hill Climb Championship

Podiums & Achievements 2011 ( Mitsubishi Lancer EVO X – TGRS )
3rd Overall Spring Rally

Podiums & Achievements 2009 ( Mitsubishi Lancer EVO VII – TGRS )
3rd Overall Lebanese Rally Championship
3rd Overall Cedars Rally
2nd Overall Rally of Lebanon
3rd Overall Spring Rally

Podiums & Achievements 2008 ( Mitsubishi Lancer EVO VIII – TGRS )
Winner National Hill Climb (Gr.N)
Winner International Hill Climb (Gr.N)
3rd Overall Rally of Lebanon
Winner Lebanese Group N Hill Climb Championship

Podiums & Achievements 2007 ( Mitsubishi Lancer EVO VIII – TGRS )
Winner National Hill Climb (Gr.N)
Winner International Hill Climb (Gr.N)
10th Overall Rally of Lebanon
Winner Lebanese Group N Hill Climb Championship

Achievements 2005 ( Mitsubishi Lancer EVO VI – TGRS )
5th Overall Rallye de Montagne


Personal Info

Gilbert Bannout's rally career began in 2002 when he took to the wheel of a Renault Clio Williams in his Rally of Lebanon. He made an instant impact in the junior category by beating drivers of the high caliber on turbo cars. The following year, Gilbert went for tarmac rally schools in France and Gravel in Norway.

In 2005 Gilbert made his return moved up to the Turbo Gr N category in Rallye de Montagne driving Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI Ralliart finishing 5th overall. His ability earned a drive for Tony Germany Rally Skills ( TGRS ) team on Spring Rally several months later retiring for turbo failure after occupying 2nd place overall.

The following two seasons in a row Gilbert won the Gr N category in the Lebanese Hill Climb Championship at the wheel of a Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII and was third overall in the Rally of Lebanon 2008 and second overall in 2009, again with TGRS.

His breakthrough into the LRC came in 2011 when he joined the official Mitsubishi Lebanon-TGRS team.

A string of podium finishes prompted TGRS to hand him an Evolution X Group N in the start of the Lebanese championship season. He made a sensational start, finishing third in Spring Rally 2011, third in Spring and Summer Rally 2012.

Why support him? (By Lebanese rally fans)
*Down and out after troubled 2010 campaign but is now one of the LRC’s elite
*After a tough 2010 season, Gilbert needs all the support he can
*When he’s in the groove Gilbert is a podium contender
*One of the LRC’s nice guys, Gilo is popular with fans around the Arab & Middle East Countries
*He’s a reliable TGRS team player who is getting quicker and quicker
*Proved his ability by finishing the Rally of Lebanon not once but twice


Awards

Lebanese Rally & Hill Climb Championship Titles :

Rally Championship 2013 : Vice Champion
Hill Climb Champion 2013 : Front Wheel Drive
Hill Climb Champion Gr.N 2007 & 2008 & 2012


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