Greensmith about Andersson choice as his co-driver for Rally Monza

Gus Greensmith is talking about how he made the decision to choose Jonas Andersson as his new co-driver for Rally Monza after Chris Patterson's retirement from WRC after the end of Rally Spain.

The British driver has changed four co-drivers this season as he decided to come to an end his multi-year partnership with Elliott Edmondson which lasted until this year's Arctic Rally Finland.

Afterwards, he confirmed Chris Patterson as his new navigator for the rest of this season who is an experienced co-driver and he co-drived Kris Meeke, Petter Solberg and Khalid Al-Qassimi in the past.

However, Patterson was forced to miss Rally Sardinia due to personal reasons, therefore Stuart Loudon stepped in to replace the first one for this event.

After Rally Sardinia, Patterson returned to his co-driving duties and eventually he confirmed that he would retire from WRC at the end of Rally Spain.

As a result of that, Greensmith had to search for a new co-driver for WRC season finale in Monza and finally he confirmed that Jonas Andersson will navigate him in this event.

It must be mentioned that Jonas Andersson had competed in WRC with Mads Ostberg and he was co-driving Ole Christian Veiby this season.

"The last rally of the season gives us a chance to try it without having to make any long-term commitments", Greensmith said.

"So we can both kind of see if we’re enjoying what we’re doing, if we think it can work and if it will we’ll carry on.

"If it doesn’t then we won’t, but so far, everything’s going very well.

"The decision we made was we wanted the closest possible solution to match what Chris brought to the table and Jonas became the exact guy we felt would make the difference.

"So we approached him about doing Monza to see how it goes and obviously, the personality seems to have clicked really, really well, really quickly and he reminds me a lot of Chris in a way".


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