Fourmaux misses Rally New Zealand too after M-Sport's statement

M-Sport announced today that Adrien Fourmaux will also skip Rally New Zealand in one week meaning that he is out of competition for two rallies in a row.

The British team decided to withdraw Fourmaux's entry from Rally New Zealand as the last one does not deliver the results that the team wants and had many crashes this year.

The Frenchman had four crashes so far this season (Rallye Monte Carlo, Rally Croatia, Rally Sardinia and Ypres Rally) and eventually did not take part in Greece following by his accident in Belgium. The result of his crash in Ypres was to damage the chassis of his Puma and M-Sport Ford decided to withdraw his entry from Acropolis Rally.

Rally New Zealand is the second rally in a row that Fourmaux will be absent from a WRC event which means that M-Sport Ford is not happy with his performance in 2022 while Richard Millener had already said since the end of Rally de Portugal that his seat was under threat if he continued crashing.

However, the team from Cumbria said that Adrien Fourmaux and Alex Coria will return to action with a Ford Puma Rally1 at Rally Spain.

"After reassessing Adrien Fourmaux’s targets for the 2022 season, M-Sport has withdrawn Adrien’s entry for Rally New Zealand", M-Sport said on social media.

"M-Sport remains fully committed to Adrien and this decision has been made in conjunction with him and our partners".

On the other hand, Fourmaux said: "By mutual agreement with the team supporting me in this difficult period, we will not be at the start of Rally New Zealand. 

"In the current situation, the challenge for Alexandre and me to participate in this round is unfortunately lesser.

"Keep all faith in our duo and we will be back in Catalonia, a rally we love and for which we are already in full preparation with the tests taking place this week."

Read below the statement of M-Sport Ford:

Photo Credits: M-Sport

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