Official: Loeb and Fourmaux join M-Sport Ford for Rallye Monte Carlo 2022

M-Sport Ford announced that Sebastien Loeb and Adrien Fourmaux will join Craig Breen and Gus Greensmith in next season's Rallye Monte Carlo.

The nine-time World Rally Champion will make his return to WRC in Monte Carlo next year after his last outing in WRC with Hyundai Motorsport in 2020.

He has won this event seven times in his WRC career and he will have Isabelle Galmiche alongside him after Daniel Elena's full retirement.

However, it is yet to confirm if he will participate in more races next season with the Puma Rally1 car.

On the other side, Fourmaux will be in Monte Carlo for the first time in his WRC career and he finally confirms that he will have a full program in 2022.

It must be mentioned that M-Sport Ford had signed four cars up in Monte entry list, but it did not confirm the other two drivers who would join its regular drivers for 2022, Breen and Greensmith.

This delay was due to the fact that the team was in discussions with both drivers and with their sponsor, Red Bull, for the WRC season opener next year.

"It’s nice to work with M-Sport, it is a very professional team and one that knows how to build good cars", Loeb said.

"I am happy to work with M-Sport now, since the beginning of my career I was fighting against Ford but I have always known Malcolm to be somebody very involved in the team and passionate about rally, we have always had a good relationship. 

"I am really excited for Monte Carlo, it is really an exciting challenge. 

"It was a pleasure to discover the new technology found in the Puma Rally1 cars, I think it is quite similar to the 2017 cars but with a hybrid system added on it. 

"It makes it a bit more challenging to use and it is exciting to have something new to manage in the car. 

"When I tested the car I was really impressed by how well balanced it is and how powerful it is with the hybrid, I really enjoyed it.

"I like what I do, I always enjoying driving, but when I do a WRC event it is just an amazing feeling. 

"It is something I enjoy a lot, I think I can still be competitive, ok Monte-Carlo is maybe not the easiest event to start with a team as there can be some tricky conditions. 

"I have some good memories from this rally and it is always an incredible atmosphere around the rally".

Finally, Fourmaux said: "I am very happy to announce I will continue my journey with the M-Sport Ford World Rally Team in 2022! 

"An entire season is waiting for me with the M-Sport Ford Puma Hybrid Rally 1 which is a pleasure to drive. 

"I am so proud of this, it is a very significant moment for me when I remember that I discovered rallying with the M-Sport Fiesta R2J back in 2017. 


"For my sixth season in rallying I am really looking forward to competing at the highest level in M-Sport Ford and Red Bull Motorsport colours, and make all the people who believed in me and still believe in me proud. 

"See you in Monte Carlo next month!".

Photo Credits: M-Sport

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