The M Sport Ford WRC Team came home in eighth place at Rallye Monte Carlo, the opening event of the 2021 FIA World Rally Championship on Sunday for Gus Greensmith and speaking following the action he commented saying:
It goes without saying that this wasn’t the weekend we wanted. I had a lot of confidence after the test and was really looking forward to this rally – but as soon as we got to that first stage the confidence just went to zero.
“So much work went on behind the scenes to get us here, and with the preparation we had I know we should have been better. Teemu proved on the first stage that there were no issues with the car – it was just the driver. I have to learn from this weekend, and work hard to get back to where I know we should be.
Adrien Fourmaux had a great event in WRC2 as he came home in second place and speaking following the action he commented saying:
It was a really nice rally for us and I’m really happy with our performance. We had very good pace and it was nice to be able to fight with Andreas – a guy who has so much speed and experience in this sport.
“I also have to say thank you to the team because they did a perfect job all weekend and really deserve this result. To finish in the top ten made it even better, and I look forward to continuing the fight at the next rally.”
There was disappointment for Teemu Suninen as he was forced to retire from the event and speaking following the event, Team Principal at M Sport Richard Millener commented saying: