Adrien Fourmaux will continue one more rally with the WRC thanks to his performance at Rally Croatia. The young French driver will get back into the M-Sport Ford Fiesta WRC at the Vodafone Rally de Portugal next May (days 20, 21, 22 and 23).
The 25-year-old Frenchman finished fifth in his first World Rally Championship appearance in a top-class car. In addition, he managed to set two second fastest times throughout the rally. He achieved the best result for the brand so far this year.
His performance has been enough for the British team to confirm him in their line-up for Portugal. He will share a team with the Englishman Gus Greensmith, who offered a better version in Croatia. Teemu Suninen will return to Ford Fiesta Rally2 in the WRC2 category.
Suninen and Fourmaux will share the car throughout the year. The Finn used it in Monte Carlo and Finland, while Fourmaux will do the same in Croatia and Portugal. Suninen will return to the WRC at Rally Italia Sardinia, to be held from June 3-6.
Richard Millener, Director of M-Sport: “Four years ago he hadn’t even driven a rally car, and now he’s challenging, and at times, out-performing, the guys he grew up watching and idolising on the stages. Discovering the power and performance of the top-specification Fiesta on gravel, this will be a completely different challenge and he’s under no pressure – but we’re all looking forward to seeing how he performs”.
He adds: “Teemu will be in WRC2 action again in Portugal before returning to the wheel of the Fiesta WRC at Rally Italia. It is a rally he has always excelled in. He finished second in 2019, and who can forget that initial stage of 2020 when it was 12 seconds faster than the rest”.