The M-Sport Ford WRC Team head into this weekend’s 2021 FIA World Rally Championship season-ending ACI Rally Italy looking for a strong finish as the curtain comes down on the current era of rally car ahead of the introduction of the Rally1 Hybrid car. Speaking ahead of the event, Richard Millener, Team Principal of the M-Sport Ford team said:

“I am very much looking forward to getting to Monza. I understand the format has split opinions amongst some groups, but for me, having the chance to once again bring Rally to the iconic Monza Circuit, and this year with fans, is going to be fantastic. There will be a championship title to decide which we will be watching, but our goal is to give the Fiesta a real send off on it’s final ever event in the WRC top flight. The car and the team has achieved so much since 2017 and I hope our guys can give it the goodbye it deserves.”

Gus Greensmith commented saying:

“Monza is a rally of two halves, you have the stages on the circuit which also incorporate quite a lot of gravel and grass which is something we don’t see during the year on Tarmac. Also the actual Tarmac part of the track is very different as well, it’s more of a single venue format which is very different to what we see all year. Then we go to the stages up in the mountains, three of which are the same as last year which I know from personal experience are very tricky but we also had some very good times there last year. It’s somewhere I think we can excel at this weekend.”

Adrien Fourmaux said:

“I’m really excited to be going back to Monza after doing the rally last year in a Fiesta Rally2, I was happy about my pace so hopefully we have some good pace on this rally. It’s always interesting to do some stages inside a circuit and also in the really nice mountains. There are some beautiful mountain stages here too, last year was a big challenge with the weather so let’s see and hopefully the conditions will be a bit nicer. We’re happy to see the spectators back in the circuit area and we are looking forward to seeing them there! Thanks to M-Sport and all my partners for an amazing season.”

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