GUS GREENSMITH

One of the youngest drivers in the WRC line-up. Impressive displays when called up as an injury replacement in 2019 earned the Briton a seat at the top table with M-Sport Ford for 2020. Intensive behind-the-scenes preparation work shows his determination to reward the British team’s faith.

The story so far

Greensmith has made rapid progress through the ranks since his rallying debut in 2013.

Much of his experience has been gained behind the wheel of Ford Fiestas in various classes. He began in 2014 in an R1-spec Fiesta that he drove to third in the UK Fiesta Sport Trophy.

He progressed to an R2 car for the following season’s Drive DMACK Trophy which featured six WRC rounds. He returned in 2016 to finish fourth and also made his four-wheel-drive debut, driving a Fiesta R5 in WRC 2 at his home round in Britain.

In 2017 Greensmith tackled a full WRC 2 campaign in a similar car. He showed great speed but a mix of mistakes and mechanical problems restricted him to a best finish of fifth in Sweden.

Greater consistency helped Greensmith finish fourth in the WRC 2 standings in 2018 after podium finishes in Mexico, Argentina, Finland and Britain. He drove for M-Sport Ford in WRC 2 Pro in 2019 and ended third in the rankings.

Greensmith also made his World Rally Car debut in a Fiesta and enjoyed further outings on two more rallies when lead driver Elfyn Evans was injured. He showed impressive pace with a best finish of ninth in Germany.   

Nationality GBR
Date of Birth 26.12.1996
Age 23
Birthplace Manchester, GBR
First Rally 2014, Wales Rally GB
Co-Driver Elliott Edmondson
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Website http://www.gusgreensmith.com/