M-Sport Ford World Rally Team’s Gus Greensmith had a superb start to his 2019 FIA World Rally Championship campaign as he and co-driver Elliott Edmondson lead the WRC 2 Pro class in their EccoBoost powered Ford Fiesta R5.

Speaking following the opening day of action, Greensmith said:

That was a proper start to Rallye Monte-Carlo and I now understand why Malcolm [Wilson, M-Sport Managing Director] kept telling me to come and do this rally! The conditions were extremely tricky and even though we weren’t fully committed, we made it through. We’ll step it up tomorrow and aim to get back on the good pace we showed in Shakedown.

M-Sport Ford Team Principal Richard Millener commented on Greensmith’s performance saying:

We saw some really challenging conditions this evening that caught out a number of drivers. But Gus delivered a clever drive and made it through unscathed. Tomorrow he can focus on building his pace and strengthening his position.

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