Monday | 06 Jul 2020

Greensmith's second home

A native of Manchester, Gus Greensmith admits that behind the wheel of a rally car, it is surprisingly not on Wales Rally GB where the Brit feels most at home.

In the M-Sport Ford special edition of WRC Favourites, Greensmith reveals that it’s the Portugal stop on the WRC calendar that he relishes most.

“It was the first rally when I had left the country (Great Britain) to compete. It was a bit of a weird one, I went there without doing the recce because I was still doing my exams,” explains the 23-year-old on his first Rally de Portugal experience, back in 2015. 

“I just fell in love with Porto, the areas around the stages and also the fans. To me, I feel more at home in Portugal than when I go to Wales Rally GB. It’s quite surreal.”

However, when it comes to his favourite car, the loyalties lie closer to home. “The car that I love the most and will always love the most is the 2017 Fiesta WRC. It’s just everything that rallying should be.”

That particular Fiesta landed M-Sport Ford their third Manufacturers’ title, as well as a Drivers’ Championship for Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia.

Greensmith also reveals his favourite stage, which you can enjoy in the video below.

VIDEO: WRC Favourites - Gus Greensmith

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