Adrien Fourmaux was anticipated to proceed working with M-Sport subsequent season, having performed a key function within the improvement of the brand new Puma Hybrid designed to satisfy Rally1 laws which is able to come into impact within the WRC in 2022. It’s now confirmed and the Frenchman is even formalized for a full season.
At 26, Fourmaux loved a fast rise within the WRC, making his premier debut this yr and securing a fifth place end on his Rally Croatia debut in April. He first joined M-Sport final yr, in WRC2, earlier than embarking in 2021 in a program combining WRC2 and WRC by sharing the Ford Fiesta with Teemu Suninen. After the Finn’s departure, Fourmaux took his place to lastly participate in eight of the 12 rounds of the season, leading to three prime 6 finishes and a particular victory at Safari Rally Kenya in June.
“A complete season awaits me with the Ford Puma Hybrid Rally1 from M-Sport, a automotive that could be a pleasure to drive”, says Adrien Fourmaux, now confirmed for 2022. “I am very pleased with it, it is a vital second for me if I keep in mind that I found rallying with the M-Sport Fiesta R2J in 2017.”
“For my sixth season in rallying, I’m actually trying ahead to racing on the highest stage within the colours of M-Sport Ford and Purple Bull Motorsport, and I hope to make proud all those that believed in me and who proceed to do it.”
“I’m very proud that Adrien has the chance to play a full season with us”, feedback Malcolm Wilson. “M-Sport has an extended historical past of creating younger drivers and Adrien is not any exception. 2022 offers him the possibility to indicate what he can actually do. I’m positive he’ll put in a powerful efficiency this season. “
Adrien Fourmaux joins the drivers already confirmed by the British construction, specifically Craig Breen and Gus Greensmith, for a program offering for 3 vehicles to enter the total championship. Sébastien Loeb has additionally been confirmed for the Monte-Carlo Rally on the wheel of a fourth Puma.
The WRC 2022 discipline:
Sébastien Ogier / Esapekka Lappi
Oliver Solberg / Dani Sordo
Sébastien Loeb (Monte Carlo)