M-Sport Ford not to drop Breen's full program in 2022 and 2023

The team principal of M-Sport Ford, Richard Millener, says that they do not have the intention to change Craig Breen's full program this year despite his lack of performance and believe that he can delivered some good results in Japan and New Zealand.

The Irishman has only finished twice on the podium positions so far this season (Rallye Monte Carlo, Rally Sardinia) while he has restarted five times under the regulations of Rally2 after his damaging his Puma (Rally Sweden, Safari Rally, Rally Estonia, Rally Finland, Ypres Rally).

He is currently in sixth place on the drivers' championship, just seven points ahead the part-timer Esapekka Lappi, but the most remarkable is that he is behind the championship leader Kalle Rovanpera for 139 points!

"Obviously everything’s not down to my thoughts and my decisions, but for me, I wouldn’t be doing that,” Millener said when he was asked by Colin Clark if benching Breen was a possibility.

"We signed an agreement with Craig for full seasons, not part seasons, and honestly I don’t think it would help anything.

"I think it only compounds the issue of making you feel in a worse place if I’m honest. 

"Yeah, we’re not happy with the results we’ve got but neither’s Craig, and I don’t think anything more needs to be said between us on that.

"It’s quite clear what we want to see. 

"We just need to give him support and bounce back. 

"There are four events left, two of which are pretty much brand new for everybody, so he’s still got opportunities to do it.

"We still know the car can do it, and so we’ve just got to put the bad ones behind us and refocus and go again".

Source: DirtFish.com

Photo Credits: M-Sport

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