The M-Sport Ford driver has introduced plans to pilot a Ford Fiesta Rally2 on the Italian asphalt rally, an occasion he’s gained twice in 2019 and 2021, driving Skoda and Hyundai R5 equipment respectively.
Rally Sanremo will host the second spherical of the Italian Rally Championship however has a wealthy historical past within the WRC, having held a spot on the calendar till 2003.
The occasion’s tarmac roads will present the Irishman an opportunity to prepared himself for the asphalt of Rally Croatia that ends an virtually two month break for the reason that final WRC spherical on the snow of Sweden in February.
Breen will reunite with co-driver John Rowan for the April Eight-10 occasion, the pair final competed collectively in 2020.
“I’m actually blissful to say that we’ll be again at Rally Sanremo once more this 12 months,” stated Breen in a publish on social media.
“Clearly it’s been some time out of the competitors since Rally Sweden so, with Croatia coming ahead, Sanremo introduced an excellent alternative to come back again into competitors once more.
Craig Breen, M-Sport Ford World Rally Crew
Photograph by: M-Sport
“I’m actually wanting ahead to it, going out with the Fiesta Rally2 for the primary time, with John Rowan on the notes, solely our second rally collectively. So I’m wanting ahead to seeing what we are able to do there and we’ll do every little thing we are able to to make it by way of there.”
Breen at present sits seventh within the WRC standings after ending third in Monte Carlo, earlier than salvaging a degree in Sweden after crashing out on the opening day.
Nonetheless, the 32-year-old is not the one M-Sport WRC driver set to return to motion earlier than Rally Croatia.
Crew-mate Adrien Fourmaux is ready to contest this weekend’s Rally of Nations Guanajuato occasion in Mexico as a part of Crew France’s line-up alongside 1994 WRC champion Didier Auriol.
The 1-Three April occasion is the brainchild of Rally Mexico organisers. It’s an try to convey high stage rallying again to the area, whereas additionally providing a reminder to the WRC that Mexico needs to return to the championship calendar in 2023.