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.

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

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 WRC2 at his home round in Britain.

In 2017 Greensmith tackled a full WRC2 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 WRC2 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.   

He scored fifth in Turkey in 2020 and led the M-Sport Ford squad during his first full season in 2021. 

After hooking up with experienced co-driver Chris Patterson early in the year, consistency began to reward the youngster and he netted a career-best result of fourth in Kenya.

Patterson bowed into retirement at the end of the season, leaving Swede Jonas Andersson to join Greensmith aboard an M-Sport Ford Puma in 2022.

 

The story so far
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