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Wed 14 Jun 2023

Fourmaux applauds Fiesta Rally2 progress

Adrien Fourmaux has praised his M-Sport Ford team for its development of the Fiesta Rally2 across the first half of this season.

The Frenchman led and controlled the WRC2 category at Rally Italia Sardegna from early on Saturday morning until he slipped off the road on Sunday’s final stage. Had he brought the car home, he would likely have moved into a provisional podium position in the WRC2 standings.

The British-based team has already introduced transmission revisions to the car via a new differential, but that just part of a raft of ongoing developments.

“The car felt really good all the way through the event,” said Fourmaux. “We saw the conditions were really tricky with all of the rain and the mud, but the car was working well and I was feeling very comfortable fighting at the front. I was heartbroken for the way the event ended and for the team who were hoping for this result.

“I will look forward from here, the car is strong and it’s coming more all the time.”

M-Sport team principal Richard Millener is running Fourmaux on events in Britain as well in WRC2 as part of the car’s continued development.

Millener said: “We saw from Croatia how the car’s coming on in leaps and bounds and that process continues. The car is really moving forward now and we could see the pace from Adrien and the Fiesta in Sardinia.”