Fri 18 Aug 2023

Fourmaux "giving everything" for Rally1 return

M-Sport Ford driver Adrien Fourmaux says he is giving everything he has to the sport right now, with his eyes firmly fixed on a Rally1 return.

The Frenchman was dropped from the British-based team’s frontline World Rally Championship attack at the end of last season, but he has bounced back with a string of strong drives aboard a factory Ford Fiesta Rally2 in 2023.


Second place in WRC2 at this month’s Secto Rally Finland was a highlight for Fourmaux, who led the category in Portugal and Sardinia earlier this year.


“I’m doing everything I can,” said Fourmaux. “Finland was special and I think we could be really happy with our performance – fighting with the Finnish drivers and the Scandinavians was good. We know that’s an event for the specialists and second place was a nice result.

“The car is feeling really good, we know we have more coming, but it’s working really well.


“For me, the main focus is always to come back to Rally1. It’s not easy, but I’m doing everything I can. I’m really enjoying the season, the team is working really well and we’re doing a lot of events – competing in Finland was a bonus for me and I’m really grateful for that.”


As well as his WRC commitments, Fourmaux is tackling the British Rally Championship with M-Sport. He heads into this week’s Ulster Rally on the back of three wins from three starts.

Latvia
Starts: Thursday, July 18, 2024 at 4:31:00 AM
Italy
Starts: Friday, July 26, 2024 at 7:00:00 AM
Hungary
Starts: Saturday, July 27, 2024 at 6:00:00 AM