The M-Sport Ford WRC Team had a Rally Ypres to forget in Belgium this weekend as they suffered retirements with Teemu Suninen and Adrien Fourmaux while Gus Greensmith also had a challenging event. Greensmith rejoined the event on Sunday and produced some competitive times during the day but overall was disappointed with how the weekend turned out.

“It wasn’t a good weekend for sure. It was my mistake on Friday that really took us out of contention this time. It was hard to find a rhythm after that and I wasn’t really where I wanted to be but that can often be the case when you are not in a fight with anyone. We learned a significant amount about this rally and we got the car home in one piece. Thank you to the team as ever for their hard work, they always do the best they can.”

M-Sport Ford WRC Team Principal Richard Millener commented saying:

Gus did everything that was asked of him today, and we were delighted to see that opening stage time of the day to illustrate the true pace of the Fiesta and the level of experience and confidence that he has been able to accumulate in his first appearance on the rally.

“As a team, it is difficult to feel overjoyed when only one car crossed the finish line after you started four cars across the two principal categories taking part this weekend. But Ypres really is impossible to describe to those who have not yet competed on the event and it really is a case of learning each corner of each mile covered.

“Having had two cars in the top five already this season, on the Safari, and with the kind of performance that we know the Ford Fiesta Rally2 has shown on this event, it can only be described as a tough event for us. Nevertheless, we move forward from here and can look towards competing on familiar territory through the next segment of the season and I am sure that many valuable lessons have been learnt.

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