M-Sport Ford WRC team’s Gud Greensmith and his co driver Elliott Edmondson continued to lead the WRC 2 Pro and RC2 class at Rally Monte Carlo in the Ford Fiesta R5 on Saturday.
The pair head into the final day of action leading the event.
Speaking following the day’s action, Greensmith said:
Three out of four stage wins, so I would call that a good day. I’ve had this calm, quiet confidence with the car today I’ve never had before; and I’ve felt as though I can control the pace exactly as I want to.
“I took the first two stages quite easy as I knew that they were tricky, but I was still able to open the lead from six to twenty seconds. We had a bit of a blip in the first stage of the afternoon [SS11] where I lost five seconds, but we were back on it for the last one [SS12].
M-Sport Ford WRC team principal Richard Millener commented on Saturday’s WRC2 action saying:
“Gus and Elliott have been really impressive this weekend and now hold a strong lead in the RC2 class as well as the WRC 2 Pro class. They have the speed but they also have the maturity and it looks as though it’s all coming very naturally to them at the moment.
“This is one of the most difficult events on the calendar, but they’ve faced every challenge head on and are now only four stages away from coming out on top on their four-wheel-drive Monte debut.”