Loubet felt no pressure in Greece after Friday success

Pierre-Louis Loubet says that he did not feel any pressure at Acropolis Rally after being in the top two places on Friday and reveals that he does not have any plan yet to do a full-season programme in 2023.

The Frenchman was leading Acropolis Rally at the end of Stage 5 and in fact he stole the lead from his teammate, Sebastien Loeb, but he dropped second at the end of Friday due to the fact that he faced some small power steering issues with his Puma.

On Saturday, he dropped to seventh place as he suffered from a front left puncture, but eventually he finished fourth after taking advantage of his rivals' retirements.

Acropolis Rally was the second rally of this season that Loubet secured a fourth place, but now he does not know what he will do next year. According to what he said to DirtFish today, he is keen on competing in 10 events next year with M-Sport Ford.

"It was a fantastic result for us and we can be really happy with the final result", Loubet said.

"What we did on Friday and what we managed on Saturday was an amazing feeling.”

"Everybody told me you have pressure. 

"I just said: ‘No, you have pressure when you are last, not when you are first or second - it is a different feeling'.

"I just said I will continue to do what I did on Friday but I had no pressure, it was actually even less than before".

Finally, he answered when he was asked if he will have a full-time programme next year: "We will see, but not for the moment.

"It is a question you will have to ask to M-Sport. 

"We have to drive more for sure if we want to push the top drivers".

Source: wrc.com

Photo Credits: M-Sport

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