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Fourmaux's new co-driver confirmed

Alexandre Coria will replace Renaud Jamoul as co-driver to M-Sport Ford World Rally Team star Adrien Fourmaux.

Earlier this week, Fourmaux announced he would be parting ways with Jamoul after spending almost three years together in both Fiesta Rally2 and WRC cars.

Whilst a replacement was not confirmed at the time, Fourmaux today (Friday) confirmed that he will join forces with fellow Frenchman Coria for the remainder of the season and beyond. 

Coria has already tasted success with WRC3 leader Rossel

“I am happy to announce that Alexandre Coria will be with me in Finland,” revealed Fourmaux. “A big challenge is coming and we'll do our best to perform. We have so many things to discover in one rally, but I always love challenges!” he added.

Coria is no stranger to FIA World Rally Championship action and has been co-driving for WRC3 championship leader Yohan Rossel in a Citroën C3 Rally2 so far this season. 

He previously partnered with Vincent Dubert during the 2016 FIA Junior WRC whilst also gaining experience in national rallies, but this will be his first time sitting in World Rally Car machinery. 

The Frenchman claimed his first stage win at Safari Rally Kenya in June

“I'm extremely lucky to co-drive in the WRC with Adrien,” Coria beamed. “A dream is coming true. There is a lot of work to find the marks between us and we will have to do it fast because Rally Finland a really difficult one!”

The new duo will debut at Secto Automotive Rally Finland next month (1 - 3 October) with Fourmaux looking to build his speed during his maiden season in an M-Sport Ford Fiesta.

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